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View The
NEXT  Total Solar Eclipse On The Mighty Mississippi

Events will be held throughout the city. Check back often for updated details or contact:

City of Chester

Patti Carter

1330 Swanwick St

Chester, IL 62233

618-826-1430

NEW "PHOTOS" TAB

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April 8

2024

Start of Partial Eclipse 1:42 pm

Start of Total Eclipse 2:58 pm

Maximum Total Eclipse 3:00 pm

End of Total Eclipse 3:02 pm

End of Partial Eclipse 4:17 pm

SPECIAL WARNING

Safe Viewing Of Eclipse

ONLY During Totality

2:58:51 to 3:02:15 PM

Our Next Total Solar Eclipse Countdown

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Join Chester's Premiere Astronomy Society for FREE by clicking here

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But While We Wait For 2024 ...

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Are You Joining Us For The Voyage Where No One Has Gone Before?

Solar plasma streamer and bright Mercury

Solar plasma streamer and bright Mercury from Parker Solar Probe's first images on
Nov 8 2018 from only 27 million km out

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Parker Solar Probe's Cameras on June 7 2020 Captured this Unique Perspective of 6 Planets

Video Of The 2017 Total Eclipse

Filmed In Chester Illinois

You can hear the crickets sing...

and the natives get excited !

My Channel

My Channel

Watch Now

EXCELLENT CLOSE-UP PHOTOS OF

CHESTER, ILLINOIS' PERFECT VIEW OF THE

2017  GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE !!!

IMAGES CAPTURED BY OUR PHOTOGENIC PHOTOGRAPHER DR. JODI BUSKOHL

Great shots of Sun Spots and Solar Flares

Thank You, Jodi !!!

PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR NEW

"PHOTOS" TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME!

join us aPRIL 8TH 2024 and experience the area's

NEXT TOTAL solar ECLIPSE FOR A
TWICE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

ECLIPSE GLASSES

Safe For Direct Solar Viewing

Available at City Hall for only $1.oo each - Call 618-826-1430

                            Warning : Never Look At The Sun Without Special Eye Protection. Do Not Use These Eclipse Glasses If Damaged.  

Using damaged Eclipse Glasses can result in severe eye injury. Before each use check front and back of each lens for damage such as scratches, pinholes or separation from frame. Do not attempt to clean or disinfect. Meets the 2012 Transmission Requirements of EN 1836:2005 & AS/NZS 1338.1:1992 for Eclipse filters. This product is not a toy.

Children should use only with adult supervision.

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Official Chester Eclipse Merchandise

T-Shirt $20
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T-Shirt $15
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T-Shirt $15
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Water Bottle $10
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2017 T-Shirt Design ONLY $10
T-Shirt $15
Eclipse Glasses
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Either SlapBraclet $2
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$1 each

Available Exclusively at
Chester City Hall 
Call 618-826-1430

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VISIT OUR NEW "PHOTOS" TAB AT TOP

We Were Blessed By Perfect Viewing Conditions For The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. We Also Experienced A Total Lunar Eclipse On January 31, 2018 and on January 21, 2019.
The Video Below Is Provided By
The Griffith Observatory.

Here Is Your Chance To Watch It Again.
The Next Total Lunar Eclipse Visible In Chester, Illinois will be March 14, 2025!

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