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Eclipse visible in Chicago – May 26, 2002 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event.

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the May 26, 2002 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Chicago on Sunday, May 26, 2002

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 beginsMay 26 at 5:18 AM241°West-southwest1.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in ChicagoMay 26 at 5:23 AM242°West-southwest0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Chicago would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 26 at 5:26 AM243°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 7:04 AM257°West-southwest17.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 26 at 8:51 AM274°West36.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Chicago.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Times are local for Chicago (CDT - Central Daylight Time).

Other eclipses visible in Chicago

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Chicago
Looks like in
Chicago
Path of the eclipse
Mar 23 / Mar 24, 1997LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 26, 1998SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 12 / Mar 13, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 7, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 6, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28, 1999LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 20 / Jan 21, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 25, 2000SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 9, 2001LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 14, 2001SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 30, 2001LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 26, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 10, 2002SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 19, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 15 / May 16, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8, 2003LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 27 / Oct 28, 2004LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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