On Monday, August 21, 2017, a rare solar eclipse will be visible across all of North America, and Chicagoans will be able to get a good glimpse (while wearing protective eyewear, of course) of the astronomical event. Weather permitting, the eclipse will start around 11:54 a.m. and by 1:19 p.m., the moon will block 87% of the sun. Fortunately, there will be numerous eclipse watching parties in Chicago on Monday the 21st for residents to check out.
From watch parties to quiet spots in the city that will look especially cool shrouded in mid-day darkness, here are some of the best places to catch the rare celestial event. And as always, if you have a suggestion, please leave a comment on this post or hit up the tipline.Read More