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Eclipse visible in Chicago – October 27, 1939 – October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Moon covers only parts of the Sun, as seen from Chicago. There are no other locations on Earth where the Sun appears completely covered during this event.

The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

More about the October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Chicago on Saturday, October 28, 1939

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in ChicagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 27 at 9:44 PM135°Southeast52.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 27 at 10:56 PM163°South-southeast58.9° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseOct 28 at 12:36 AM209°South-southwest57.1° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 28 at 2:17 AM242°West-southwest44.1° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 28 at 3:28 AM257°West-southwest32.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

Times are local for Chicago (CST - Central Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Chicago

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in ChicagoLooks like in ChicagoPath of the eclipse
Jul 26, 1934LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 19, 1935LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 3, 1935SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 15 / Jul 16, 1935LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 27, 1936LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 25, 1937LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 18, 1937LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 14, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 7, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 19, 1939SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 27 / Oct 28, 1939LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 7, 1940SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 21 / Apr 22, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 15 / Oct 16, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 25 / Aug 26, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 19 / Feb 20, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 8 / Feb 9, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5 / Jul 6, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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