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Flag for U.S.A. February 20, 2008 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Max view in Chicago
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 9:26 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Chicago: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 6:36 PM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 9:26 PM

Ended: Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 12:15 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 39 minutes

Location

February 20, 2008 – February 21, 2008 — 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
7:43 PM Feb 209:26 PM Feb 2011:08 PM Feb 20
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Local times for eclipse in Chicago on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

EventTime in ChicagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 6:36 PM88°East13.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 7:43 PM99°East25.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 9:01 PM115°East-southeast39.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 9:26 PM121°East-southeast42.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 9:50 PM128°Southeast46.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 11:08 PM154°South-southeast55.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 21 at 12:15 AM184°South57.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Chicago (CST – Central Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Chicago

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