What time is the eclipse in my area? Here’s a breakdown by city in the Chicago area – NBC Chicago

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While the United States was a few hours away Monday’s solar eclipse Many excited eclipse watchers were trying to find prime spots to view the eclipse and discover when they could best see this rare celestial event.

Several southern Illinois communities are included in the path of totality, meaning they will see the sun completely covered by the moon for several minutes.

While Chicago and its surrounding suburbs will only see a partial eclipse, the views will still be captivating. The region will experience an estimated total of 94%.

According to NASA scientistsA total solar eclipse occurs when the new moon crosses the sun’s path in the sky, causing the sun to be partially and then almost completely blocked from view.

In Carbondale, the largest Illinois city included in the path, totality will begin at approximately 1:59 p.m. Totality is expected to end at approximately 2:03 p.m., as the eclipse follows a diagonal line over Fairfeld and exits in Mount Carmel, according to the state. officials.

If you’ll be in the Chicago area and won’t be able to see the eclipse in its entirety, there is a silver lining. The partial eclipse will be visible for a while longer. For areas outside the path of totality, it will not be safe to view the eclipse without glasses or other tools.

Here’s a city-by-city breakdown of what to expect and when, based on Time and date.


Partial eclipse begins: 12:50:22

Maximum eclipse: 14:06:37

Partial eclipse ends: 15:21:07


Partial eclipse begins: 12:51:28

Maximum eclipse: 14:07:41

Partial eclipse ends: 15:22:02


Partial eclipse begins: 12:50:03

Maximum eclipse: 14:06:09

Partial eclipse ends: 15:20:36


Partial eclipse begins: 12:51:38

Maximum eclipse: 14:07:45

Partial eclipse ends: 15:22:00

fox lake

Partial eclipse begins: 12:51:29

Maximum eclipse: 14:07:20

Partial eclipse ends: 15:21:26


Partial eclipse begins: 12:50:57

Maximum eclipse: 14:07:09

Partial eclipse ends: 15:21:33

Orlando Park

Partial eclipse begins: 12:50:48

Maximum eclipse: 14:07:10

Partial eclipse ends: 15:21:42

flat field

Partial eclipse begins: 12:50:19

Maximum eclipse: 14:06:39

Partial eclipse ends: 15:21:14


Partial eclipse begins: 12:51:05

Maximum eclipse: 14:07:10

Partial eclipse ends: 15:21:29


Partial eclipse begins: 12:50:48

Maximum eclipse: 14:07:00

Partial eclipse ends: 15:21:25

(Check your city here)

For those seeking to be on the path of wholeness, here it is a list of cities in Illinois who fall into that category, according to the Illinois DNR:


Totality begins: 13:59:15

Maximum eclipse: 14:01:20

Totality ends: 14:03:25


Totality begins: 13:59:09

Maximum eclipse: 14:01:14

Totality ends: 14:03:19

High pass

Totality begins: 13:58:56

Maximum eclipse: 14:01:01

Totality ends: 14:03:06


Totality begins: 14:01:19

Maximum eclipse: 14:03:21

Totality ends: 14:05:23


Totality begins: 14:02:12

Maximum eclipse: 14:04:07

Totality ends: 14:06:03


Totality begins: 14:00:39

Maximum eclipse: 14:02:04

Totality ends: 14:03:30


Totality begins: 14:03:25

Maximum eclipse: 14:03:49

Totality ends: 14:04:13

Mount Vernon

Totality begins: 14:00:35

Maximum eclipse: 14:02:28

Totality ends: 14:04:20


Totality begins: 14:01:53

Maximum eclipse: 14:03:54

Totality ends: 14:05:56

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