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Eclipse visible in Chicago – May 20, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse

The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Chicago

The annular phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Chicago, but it can be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

More about the May 20, 2012 – May 21, 2012 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Chicago on Sunday, May 20, 2012

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in ChicagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 20 at 7:22 PM291°West-northwest7.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximum EclipseMay 20 at 7:56 PM297°West-northwest1.4° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
SunsetMay 20 at 8:08 PM299°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 20 at 9:14 PM299°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

This eclipse is in progress during sunrise or sunset, so the Sun is displayed only partly in some phases, according to its altitude below the horizon. The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Times are local for Chicago (CDT - Central Daylight Time).

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Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in ChicagoLooks like in ChicagoPath of the eclipse
Mar 3, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20 / Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 5, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 20 / Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 20, 2012SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 14 / Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 23, 2014SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 27 / Sep 28, 2015LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 23, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 10, 2017LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 21, 2017SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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