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Vintage Chicago Tribune: Solar eclipses and how Chicagoans viewed them

Posted on AllSides April 3rd, 2024
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Chicago is usually the perfect place for sightseeing — but to observe April 8’s total solar eclipse many astronomy fans are heading south. The moon will completely block the sun for more than four minutes in southern Illinois for the second time in seven years. About 90% of the sun will disappear in Chicago during the same event. When was the last time Chicago experienced a total solar eclipse? Before the city existed! On June 16, 1806 — more than three decades before Chicago became a city — this area...

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