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

NEW "PHOTOS" TAB

Our Next Total Solar Eclipse Countdown

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But While We Wait For 2024 ...

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

Solar plasma streamer and bright Mercury from Parker Solar Probe's first images on

Nov 8 2018 from only 27 million km out

Video Of The 2017 Total Eclipse

Filmed In Chester Illinois

You can hear the crickets sing...

and the natives get excited !

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 ECLIPSE FOR A

TWICE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

ECLIPSE GLASSES

Safe For Direct Solar Viewing

Will Be Made Available Again

In 2024. Be Sure To Join Us!

                            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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Calendar of 2017 Events

 

TUESDAY Aug. 15th

10:30 am : Solar Eclipse LapSit Storytime

Chester Public Library

6:30 pm : Growing Up At The Dawn Of The Space Age

A Personal Odyssey presented by David Linton

Chester Public Library

WEDNESDAY Aug. 16th

1:00 pm : Free Movie Matinee - "Spark: A Space Tail"

Chester Public Library

THURSDAY Aug. 17th

1:00 pm : Solar Eclipse Greeting Card Class

Chester Public Library

FRIDAY Aug. 18th

4:30 – 7 pm : Solar Fried Chicken Dinner

Knights of Columbus Hall

 

7 pm : Free Movie Night “Dragonslayer”

Chester Public Library

8 pm - 11 pm : The OG's Rock and Blues Concert

Cole Park

 

SATURDAY Aug. 19th

 

11 am : Abra-Kid-Abra Magic Show

Chester Public Library

 

8 pm – Midnight : Dancing The Light Away

Free Dance at the Eagles

 

SUNDAY Aug. 20th

 

11am – 5 pm : Cosmic Arts & Crafts

Cohen Complex

1:00 pm - 8:30 pm : Portable Planetarium Theater

4 Different Continuous Dome Shows (20-35 min. each)

Chester Public Library

 

5pm - 7pm : BBQ at Knights of Columbus Hall

5pm - 9pm : Mississippi Moon Fest

Inflatables, Car Show, Live Music, Food and Drinks

First Baptist Church

 

MONDAY August 21st

 

9 am – 3 pm :  XMC Mobile DJ

Cohen Complex

 

9 am – 5 pm : Cosmic Arts & Crafts

Cohen Complex

10 am - ? : Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Brats,

BBQ Pork, & Fish Sandwiches

Chester Boat Club

 

10 am – Noon : Ecliptic Chic / Hair Mystique

Cohen Complex

 

1:18:41 till 1:21:21 TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN

Nearly the Longest Duration in the Nation

(Only 2/10 of a second less than maximum)

TUESDAY August 22nd

6:30 pm : Post Eclipse Discussion

Led By Prof. Dr. Susanne Huttemeister

Chester Public Library

Be Sure To Visit Our Eclipse Events Tab For More Details

VISIT OUR NEW "PHOTOS" TAB AT TOP

We Were Blessed By Perfect Viewing Conditions For The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Our Total Lunar Eclipse On January 31, 2018 Was Limited By Clouds. The Video Below Is Provided By The Griffith Observatory.

Here Is Your Chance To View What We Missed.

Fantastic Reminder Of Our Astronomical Experiences

Stunning Images On Multiple Styles Available

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Chester, Illinois

At The Crossroads Of

The Great American Eclipses

2017 & 2024

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