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Eclipse visible in Chicago – Jun 4, 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Chicago. As the central part of the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a partial lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event.

The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

More about the Jun 4, 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Chicago on Monday, June 4, 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
Penumbral eclipse beginsJun 4 at 3:49 AM224°Southwest12.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial eclipse beginsJun 4 at 5:07 AM238°West-southwest1.6° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in ChicagoJun 4 at 5:16 AM239°West-southwest0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Chicago would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJun 4 at 5:19 AM240°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 4 at 6:03 AM247°West-southwest7.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 4 at 6:59 AM255°West-southwest16.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 4 at 8:16 AM266°West30.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse is visible in Chicago.

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).

Other eclipses visible in Chicago

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Chicago
Looks like in
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Path of the eclipse
Mar 3, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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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
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