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May 15, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chicago, IL, USA

May 15, 2022 at 11:11 pm
Max View in Chicago, Illinois
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Chicago, Illinois
Began: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 8:32 pm
Maximum: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 11:11 pm 1.413 Magnitude
Ended: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 1:50 am
Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


May 15–16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chicago

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in Chicago. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (CDT) for Chicago.

8:32 pm Sun, May 15
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Map direction East-southeast 122°
9:27 pm Sun, May 15
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction Southeast 132°
10:29 pm Sun, May 15
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction Southeast 145°
11:11 pm Sun, May 15
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction South-southeast 155°
11:53 pm Sun, May 15
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction South-southeast 165°
12:55 am Mon, May 16
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction South 181°
1:50 am Mon, May 16
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction South-southwest 195°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Chicago. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Chicago

Eclipse Visibility From ChicagoVisibility Worldwide
Mar 24–25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse
Sep 17, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 13–14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in Chicago, or the path map image for global details.

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