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Flag for U.S.A. December 20, 2029 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

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Thursday, December 20, 2029 at 4:41 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Chicago: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Thu, Dec 20, 2029 at 1:42 PM

Maximum: Thu, Dec 20, 2029 at 4:41 PM

Ends: Thu, Dec 20, 2029 at 7:40 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 58 minutes


December 20, 2029 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chicago

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This total lunar eclipse is 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
4:19 PM Dec 204:41 PM Dec 206:28 PM Dec 20
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Local times for eclipse in Chicago on Thursday, December 20, 2029

EventTime in ChicagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 1:42:52 PM29°North-northeast20.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 2:55:18 PM44°Northeast12.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 4:15:06 PM58°East-northeast0.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 20 at 4:19:51 PM59°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 20 at 4:41:54 PM62°East-northeast3.1°
Moon 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 5:08:45 PM66°East-northeast7.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 20 at 6:28:34 PM78°East-northeast20.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 20 at 7:40:53 PM89°East33.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Chicago (CST – Central Standard Time).

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.

Eclipses visible in Chicago

Eclipse Visibility from ChicagoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarPartial
2021Jun 10SolarPartial
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
2022May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
2023Oct 14SolarPartial
2024Mar 24 / Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 8SolarPartial
2024Sep 17LunarPartial
2025Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarTotal
2026Mar 3LunarTotal
2026Aug 12SolarPartial
2026Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 20LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 11 / Jan 12LunarPartial
2028Jan 26SolarPartial
2029Jan 14SolarPartial
2029Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20LunarTotal
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