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February 20, 2027 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Chicago, IL, USA

Feb 20, 2027 at 5:38 pm
Max View in Chicago, Illinois
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Chicago, Illinois
Begins: Sat, Feb 20, 2027 at 5:28 pm
Maximum: Sat, Feb 20, 2027 at 5:38 pm -0.108 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, Feb 20, 2027 at 7:13 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


February 20, 2027 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Chicago

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

3:12 pm Sat, Feb 20Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Northeast 52°
5:12 pm Sat, Feb 20Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 74°
5:28 pm Sat, Feb 20RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-northeast 77°
5:38 pm Sat, Feb 20
Maximum in Chicago This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Chicago. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Chicago because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction East-northeast 78°
7:13 pm Sat, Feb 20
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East 94°

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

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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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