Lunar Eclipse #LookUp

Get Ready To View A Total Lunar Eclipse At Your Favorite Planetarium

Join us for a free public observing event to watch the first total lunar eclipse visible in Chicago in over three years!

From 9:00 pm–12:00 am on Sunday, May 15, 2022, our astronomy experts and telescope volunteers will be hanging around the outside of the Adler Planetarium, answering your questions and setting up small telescopes for viewing the eclipse. The partial lunar eclipse will start at 9:27 pm, with totality beginning at 10:29 pm and lasting about an hour and a half. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, hang around as long as you’d like, and look up at the Moon with us!

Event Update

This free event has been cancelled due to weather. If you reserved tickets for this event, an email notification was sent around 11:30 am on Sunday, May 15 of this cancellation.

Please note: The Adler Planetarium and Doane Observatory will NOT be open during this event. Once you reserve your tickets, you will be emailed a confirmation ticket link, including information on transportation and parking options. If this event is cancelled due to the weather, you will be emailed in advance that this event is cancelled.

Flower Moon Eclipse Timeline

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Starts: 8:32 pm CT (May 15)

Partial Lunar Eclipse Starts: 9:27 pm CT

Totality Starts: 10:29 pm CT

Totality Ends: 11:53 pm CT

Partial Lunar Eclipse Ends: 12:55 am CT (May 16)

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Ends: 1:50 am CT

Watch Our Latest Skywatch Wednesday Episode About This Eclipse


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