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Eclipse visible in Chicago – December 20, 2029 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Chicago.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the December 20, 2029 – December 21, 2029 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Chicago on Thursday, December 20, 2029

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 beginsDec 20 at 1:44 PM30°North-northeast19.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 2:56 PM44°Northeast12.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 4:17 PM58°East-northeast0.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 20 at 4:18 PM59°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 20 at 4:41 PM62°East-northeast3.3° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Total Eclipse endsDec 20 at 5:06 PM66°East-northeast7.2° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 20 at 6:27 PM78°East-northeast20.9° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 20 at 7:39 PM89°East33.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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.

Times are local for Chicago (CST - Central Standard Time).

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Sep 17, 2024LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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Mar 3, 2026LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 12, 2026SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 27 / Aug 28, 2026LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 2027LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2027LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 11 / Jan 12, 2028LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 26, 2028SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 14, 2029SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25 / Jun 26, 2029LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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Dec 9, 2030LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 6 / May 7, 2031LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 30, 2031LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 14, 2031SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 30, 2033SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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