When the solar eclipse begins, it ends near you – NBC Chicago

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Editor’s note: Live coverage of the eclipse from the path of totality begins in the player above starting at 7 a.m. Tune in to totality live starting at 1:55 p.m.

Look for! A total solar eclipse will occur Monday afternoon, giving more than a dozen states and countless cities the chance to see a rare astronomical phenomenon that won’t be visible in the U.S. again for 20 years. .

Several Midwestern states are on track to meet Monday’s full event, including Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. A partial solar eclipse will occur in Chicago, with approximately 94% of the sun covered.

“The solar eclipses that are going to occur, for the most part, that will be visible in our area after this one, will not be to the extent that this one is,” Michelle Nichols, director of public viewing at the Adler Planetarium. , he told NBC Chicago. “So we will see 94% of the sun covered [in Chicago] and almost all of them in the coming decades in our area will not have a 94% covered sun. So if you want to see that, this will be your last chance for quite some time.”

“This could be the most-seen solar eclipse ever,” Nichols added.

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NBC 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Kevin Jeanes called the event “the largest solar eclipse in the U.S. in our lifetime.”

What is a total solar eclipse?

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 city in Illinois included in the trailTotality will begin at approximately 1:59 p.m. Totality is expected to end at approximately 2:03 p.m. when the eclipse follows a diagonal line over Fairfield and exits at Mount Carmel, according to state officials.

If you’ll be in the Chicago area, that means you won’t be able to see the eclipse in its entirety, but there is a silver lining: the partial eclipse will be visible for a while longer. For areas outside the path of totality like Chicago, Solar eclipse glasses should be worn.

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

Cook County:


Partial eclipse begins: 12:51:28

Maximum eclipse: 2:07:41

Partial eclipse ends: 3:22:02


Partial eclipse begins: 12:51:38

Maximum eclipse: 2:07:45

Partial eclipse ends: 3:22:00

Orlando Park

Partial eclipse begins: 12:50:48

Maximum eclipse: 2:07:10

Partial eclipse ends: 3:21:42


Partial eclipse begins: 12:51:05

Maximum eclipse: 2:07:10

Partial eclipse ends: 3:21:29

DuPage County:


Partial eclipse begins: 12:50:22

Maximum eclipse: 2:06:37

Partial eclipse ends: 3:21:07


Partial eclipse begins: 12:50:57

Maximum eclipse: 2:07:09

Partial eclipse ends: 3:21:33


Partial eclipse begins: 12:50:48

Maximum eclipse: 2:07:00

Partial eclipse ends: 3:21:25

DeKalb County:


Partial eclipse begins: 12:50:03

Maximum eclipse: 2:06:09

Partial eclipse ends: 3:20:36

Lake County:

fox lake

Partial eclipse begins: 12:51:29

Maximum eclipse: 2:07:20

Partial eclipse ends: 3:21:26

Kendall County:

flat field

Partial eclipse begins: 12:50:19

Maximum eclipse: 2:06:39

Partial eclipse ends: 3:21:14

Illinois cities in the path of totality

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: 1:59:15

Maximum eclipse: 2:01:20

Totality ends: 2:03:25


Totality begins: 1:59:09

Maximum eclipse: 2:01:14

Totality ends: 2:03:19

High pass

Totality begins: 1:58:56

Maximum eclipse: 2:01:01

Totality ends: 2:03:06


Totality begins: 2:01:19

Maximum eclipse: 2:03:21

Totality ends: 2:05:23


Totality begins: 2:02:12

Maximum eclipse: 2:04:07

Totality ends: 2:06:03


Totality begins: 2:00:39

Maximum eclipse: 2:02:04

Totality ends: 2:03:30


Totality begins: 2:03:25

Maximum eclipse: 2:03:49

Totality ends: 2:04:13

Mount Vernon

Totality begins: 2:00:35

Maximum eclipse: 2:02:28

Totality ends: 2:04:20


Totality begins: 2:01:53

Maximum eclipse: 2:03:54

Totality ends: 2:05:56

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