Eclipse Resources: Solar and Lunar

Check our Special Events page for information about upcoming observing opportunities and unique programs.

All About Eclipses!

Learn everything you need to know about the upcoming eclipses that will be visible from Chicagoland. There will be an annular eclipse on October 14, 2023 and a total eclipse on April 8, 2024, both of which will be partially visible from this area. Find out the when and where to view these eclipses, as well as how to do so safely, by watching this video!

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Solar Eclipse Safety

Student Squatting in Pin Hole Shadows

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Looking for livestreams

Students watching Eclispe

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April 8, 2024 – Total Solar Eclipse

Total Eclipse

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General Eclipse Information

Greenville SC Eclipse

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Other Comprehensive and Detailed Eclipse Pages

People Viewing Roper Mountain Eclipse 

Understanding Lunar Eclipses

Washington Monument Eclipse

Next total lunar eclipse visible from Chicago will be March 14, 2025 - Click HERE for more information.

Planetarium Software for your computer and mobile devices

Stellarium is a free, open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you would see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

  • Stellarium for download on your computer
  • Stellarium also runs completely online in your browser. No download required.
  • Stellarium for your mobile device, available for iOS and android for a modest fee

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October 14, 2023 – Annular Solar Eclipse


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Special Thanks

Special Thanks to the following individuals, companies, and websites for producing and providing so many excellent images and other resources for eclipse education around the world.

Digistar Planetarium Software from Evans & Sutherland, a COSM Company

  • Michael Bakich
  • Maggie Connelly
  • Paul Deans
  • Bill Dunford
  • Fred Espenak
  • Rick Feinberg
  • George Fleenor
  • Aubrey Gemignani
  • Celeste Holliman
  • Dave Hostetter
  • Xavier Jubier
  • Dexter LeDoux
  • Dave Maness
  • Mark Margolis
  • Jay Pasachoff
  • Theo Wellington
  • Michael Zeiler
  • American Astronomical Society
  • Astronomy Magazine
  • Celestron
  • NASA
  • NASA Space Visualization Studio
  • Roper Mountain Science Center
  • Sky and Telescope Magazine
  • TravelQuest International


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