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What Time Your Town Will See the Solar Eclipse

The percentage of totality and eclipse times vary slightly depending where you are

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With all the buzz surrounding Monday's solar eclipse, we wanted to know: When can you see it in the Chicago area and northwest Indiana?

The eclipse times and percentage of totality vary slightly depending where you are. In the list below, find the time and duration of the eclipse at a location near you. 

Times and totality were provided by NASA with assistance from University of Illinois Professor of Astronomy Leslie Looney. 

Aurora: 90%, start 11:52 a.m., max 1:18 p.m., ends 2:41p.m.

Arlington Heights: 89%, start 11:53 a.m., max 1:18 p.m., ends 2:41 p.m.

Chicago: 89%, start 11:54 a.m., max 1:19 p.m., ends 2:42 p.m.

DeKalb: 90%, start 11:52 a.m., max 1:17 p.m., ends 2:40 p.m.

Evanston: 89%, start 11:54 a.m., max 1:19 p.m., ends 2:42 p.m.

Goreville, Carbondale: 100%, start 11:53 a.m., max 1:22 p.m., ends 2:48 p.m.

Gurnee: 88%, start 11:53 a.m., max 1:18 p.m., ends 2:41 p.m.

Joliet: 90%, start 11:53 a.m., max 1:18 p.m., ends 2:42 p.m.

Kankakee: 91%, start 11:53 a.m., max 1:20 p.m., ends 2:43 p.m.

Naperville: 90%, start 11:53 a.m., max 1:18 p.m., ends 2:42 p.m.

Schaumburg: 89%, start 11:53 a.m., max 1:18 p.m., ends 2:41 p.m.

Tinley Park: 90%, start 11:54 a.m., max 1:19 p.m., ends 2:42 p.m.

Urbana: 94%, start 11:53 a.m., max 1:20 p.m., ends 2:44 p.m.

Wilmette: 89%, start 11:54 a.m., max 1:19 p.m., ends 2:42 p.m.

Indiana:

Merrillville, La Porte: 90%, start 11:54 p.m., max 1:20 p.m., ends 2:43 p.m.

The closest town to Chicago with totality on I-57 is Benton, Ilinois, with 1 minute and 23 seconds of totality.

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