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Flag for U.S.A. August 28, 2007 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Max view in Chicago
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 5:37 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Chicago: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 2:53 AM

Maximum: Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 5:37 AM

Ended: Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 8:20 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 27 minutes


August 28, 2007 — 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 partialMaxMoonset
3:51 AM Aug 285:37 AM Aug 286:15 AM Aug 28
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Local times for eclipse in Chicago on Tuesday, August 28, 2007

EventTime in ChicagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 2:53:40 AM217°Southwest29.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 3:51:17 AM230°Southwest22.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 4:52:22 AM242°West-southwest13.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseAug 28 at 5:37:19 AM250°West-southwest6.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetAug 28 at 6:15:40 AM256°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsAug 28 at 6:22:22 AM258°West-southwest0.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 28 at 7:23:28 AM267°West12.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 28 at 8:20:58 AM277°West22.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Chicago (CDT – Central Daylight 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
Note: Click on the date link for details in Chicago, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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