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Flag for U.S.A. December 20, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Max view in Chicago
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 2:16 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Chicago: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 2:16 AM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 5:04 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes

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December 20, 2010 – December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chicago

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

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
12:32 AM Dec 212:16 AM Dec 214:01 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Chicago on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in ChicagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 11:29 PM171°South71.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 12:32 AM213°South-southwest68.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 1:40 AM242°West-southwest59.6°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 2:16 AM251°West-southwest53.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 2:53 AM259°West47.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 4:01 AM271°West34.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 5:04 AM281°West23.6°
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
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
Total
2012May 20SolarPartial
Annular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
Partial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
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