Chicago will get to catch a glimpse of a rare lunar eclipse this month.
Chicago’s Adler Planetarium announced that “you can watch the full Moon fade away and reappear within the space of a few hours this month,”noting that the “eclipse occurs in the early morning darkness of the 19th.” Here’s what Chicagoans can expect, according to the planetarium:
“On this morning, the full Moon passes through Earth’s shadow, becoming over 95 percent eclipsed as viewed from the Chicago area. You may notice the very bright Moon starts to dim slightly several minutes after midnight Central Standard time. In Chicagoland, the eclipse’s partial phase begins at 1:18 a.m. and ends at 4:47 a.m., with maximum eclipse occurring at 3:02 a.m.
“…The Adler is broadcasting live on the 19th, starting at 1:30 a.m. CST, on the Sky Observers Hangout via the Adler’s YouTube channel. Our Astronomy Educators will be available in the wee hours to answer eclipse questions and offer sky-watching tips. Let’s hope for clear skies that morning.”
The Adler Planetarium also points out that the New Moon is expected on Thursday (November 4), and the First Quarter Moon is expected on November 11. The Last Quarter Moon is expected on November 27.
Find more info from the Adler Planetarium here.