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Flag for U.S.A. November 8, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Max view in Chicago
Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 7:18 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Chicago: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Nov 8, 2003 at 4:16 PM

Maximum: Sat, Nov 8, 2003 at 7:18 PM

Ended: Sat, Nov 8, 2003 at 10:20 PM

Duration: 6 hours, 3 minutes


November 8, 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
5:32 PM Nov 87:18 PM Nov 89:04 PM Nov 8
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Local times for eclipse in Chicago on Saturday, November 8, 2003

EventTime in ChicagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 4:16:58 PM66°East-northeast2.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseNov 8 at 4:33:10 PM69°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 5:32:51 PM78°East-northeast10.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 7:07:35 PM93°East27.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseNov 8 at 7:18:35 PM95°East29.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsNov 8 at 7:29:32 PM97°East31.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsNov 8 at 9:04:16 PM116°East-southeast48.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 8 at 10:20:11 PM140°Southeast59.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Chicago (CST – Central Standard Time).

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.

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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