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Flag for U.S.A. May 15, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Max view in Chicago
Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 10:40 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Chicago: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 8:06 PM

Maximum: Thu, May 15, 2003 at 10:40 PM

Ended: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 1:13 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes


May 15, 2003 – May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chicago

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Chicago. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
9:03 PM May 1510:40 PM May 1512:17 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Chicago on Thursday, May 15, 2003

EventTime in ChicagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 8:06:52 PM118°East-southeast2.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 9:03:12 PM127°Southeast10.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 10:14:27 PM142°Southeast19.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 15 at 10:40:10 PM147°South-southeast21.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 15 at 11:05:51 PM153°South-southeast24.1°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 12:17:05 AM171°South27.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 1:13:27 AM185°South28.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Chicago (CDT – Central Daylight Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Chicago

Eclipse Visibility from ChicagoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2000Dec 25SolarPartial
2001Dec 14SolarPartial
2001Dec 30LunarPenumbral
2002May 26LunarPenumbral
2002Jun 10SolarPartial
2002Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2003May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2003Nov 8LunarTotal
2004Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarTotal
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17LunarPartial
2006Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2007Mar 3LunarTotal
2007Aug 28LunarTotal
2008Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarTotal
2009Feb 9LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2009Aug 5LunarPenumbral
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