Lunar Eclipse on October 18 partially visible in Chicago, US

Feb. 20, 2008, eclipse just before totality. Submitted by David from Plainfield, Ill.

October 18, 2013 9:41:46 AM PDT
The last lunar eclipse of the year should be easily visible to the naked eye, according to NASA.

Friday's full moon, also called a Hunter's Moon, according to, a name derived from Native American hunters who would collect and stockpile food under the autumn moonlight for the winter, will pass through Earth's shadow, creating the lunar eclipse.

That lunar eclipse will present itself as a shading in the southern half of the moon, and according to a NASA website, eastern Canada will see the entire event, and the rest of Canada and the USA will see the moonrise with an eclipse already in progress. Observers in Europe and Africa will see the entire event, while eastern Asia will miss the end because of moonset.

The lunar eclipse begins around 6:30 p.m. CDT. In Chicago, the moonrise begins at 5:54 p.m. on October 18.

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