Images: Solar Eclipse in the Suburbs of Chicago and downstate

 
 
Updated 8/21/2017 3:28 PM

See moments from the solar eclipse by our Daily Herald photographers in the suburbs of Chicago and southern Illinois. People in Naperville, at Harper College in Palatine, Gages Lake, and Wayne as well as downstate Chester gathered to experience the rare event.

The total eclipse as seen in Chester, IL on August 21, 2017.
  The total eclipse as seen in Chester, IL on August 21, 2017.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
3rd-grader Lucas Miller lets out a scream as the moon eclipses the sun at Wayne Elementary School on Monday.
  3rd-grader Lucas Miller lets out a scream as the moon eclipses the sun at Wayne Elementary School on Monday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Vernon Hills residents (from left) Hannah Kapur, Swathi Sureshmoorthy and Ritika Dashaputra watch the eclipse Monday during a Solar Eclipse Celebration at Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills.
  Vernon Hills residents (from left) Hannah Kapur, Swathi Sureshmoorthy and Ritika Dashaputra watch the eclipse Monday during a Solar Eclipse Celebration at Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Students all look up as the sun comes out from behind clouds during the eclipse at Naperville Central High School on Monday. Students gathered on the football field to watch it.
  Students all look up as the sun comes out from behind clouds during the eclipse at Naperville Central High School on Monday. Students gathered on the football field to watch it.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Gary Granzin of Hoffman Estates and his grandson Collin Juracek, 5, of Arlington Heights use a pinhole box during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  Gary Granzin of Hoffman Estates and his grandson Collin Juracek, 5, of Arlington Heights use a pinhole box during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
The eclipse as seen from the roof of the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights.
  The eclipse as seen from the roof of the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A man watches the total eclipse in Chester.
  A man watches the total eclipse in Chester.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
3rd-grader Avery Stokes and her fellow students at Wayne Elementary School watch the solar eclipse.
  3rd-grader Avery Stokes and her fellow students at Wayne Elementary School watch the solar eclipse.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
The view of the eclipse from Geneva.
  The view of the eclipse from Geneva.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
Michael Hennon of St. Louis, Missouri uses a pair of binoculars filled with filters to view the eclipse in Chester.
  Michael Hennon of St. Louis, Missouri uses a pair of binoculars filled with filters to view the eclipse in Chester.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Leena Fattash, left, and Karly Maida, both freshmen, watch the eclipse at Naperville Central High School.
  Leena Fattash, left, and Karly Maida, both freshmen, watch the eclipse at Naperville Central High School.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Colin Jensen and Shirley Wu, both seniors, set up a device for tracking the rate of muouns during the eclipse at Naperville Central High School.
  Colin Jensen and Shirley Wu, both seniors, set up a device for tracking the rate of muouns during the eclipse at Naperville Central High School.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Matthew Holman, freshman, gets a good look at the eclipse with other students on the football field at Naperville Central High School.
  Matthew Holman, freshman, gets a good look at the eclipse with other students on the football field at Naperville Central High School.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Shari O'Brien of St. Louis, Missouri films the eclipse with her iPad in Chester.
  Shari O'Brien of St. Louis, Missouri films the eclipse with her iPad in Chester.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Nathan Stepansky, 6, of Orland Park views the eclipse in Chester.
  Nathan Stepansky, 6, of Orland Park views the eclipse in Chester.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
3rd-grade students at Wayne Elementary School hold their glasses tight as they watch the solar eclipse.
  3rd-grade students at Wayne Elementary School hold their glasses tight as they watch the solar eclipse.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Nirupama Hadem of Appleton, Wisconsin uses exposed x-ray film to view the eclipse in Chester.
  Nirupama Hadem of Appleton, Wisconsin uses exposed x-ray film to view the eclipse in Chester.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
The eclipsed sunlight filtering through the trees caused crescents on the sidewalk in Chester.
  The eclipsed sunlight filtering through the trees caused crescents on the sidewalk in Chester.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
A line forms Monday morning at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills as patrons hope to get sunglasses to watch the eclipse. Both Aspen and Cook Park libraries were holding Solar Eclipse Celebration programs to share stories and interesting facts about the sun, moon, and stars and watch the eclipse.
  A line forms Monday morning at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills as patrons hope to get sunglasses to watch the eclipse. Both Aspen and Cook Park libraries were holding Solar Eclipse Celebration programs to share stories and interesting facts about the sun, moon, and stars and watch the eclipse.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
5th-graders students at Wayne Elementary School don glasses and watch the solar eclipse on Monday.
  5th-graders students at Wayne Elementary School don glasses and watch the solar eclipse on Monday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
In hopes of getting a pair of eclipse glasses, a line forms up early before the start of the Solar Eclipse Celebration at Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills.
  In hopes of getting a pair of eclipse glasses, a line forms up early before the start of the Solar Eclipse Celebration at Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Linda DiGati of Vernon Hills gets a glimpse of the eclipse during a Solar Eclipse Celebration at Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills Monday.
  Linda DiGati of Vernon Hills gets a glimpse of the eclipse during a Solar Eclipse Celebration at Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills Monday.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Jeff Davies of St. Paul, Minnesota views the eclipse in Chester.
  Jeff Davies of St. Paul, Minnesota views the eclipse in Chester.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Isabella Barthel and her 2nd-grade classmates at Wayne Elementary School don glasses and watch the solar eclipse on Monday.
  Isabella Barthel and her 2nd-grade classmates at Wayne Elementary School don glasses and watch the solar eclipse on Monday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Aspen Drive Library visitors from left John Broughton, Gabriella DiGati, Dorothy Broughton, Emma Andersen and Linda DiGati watch the eclipse Monday at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills. The Broughton's are from Rosemont, the DiGati's and Emma are from Vernon Hills.
  Aspen Drive Library visitors from left John Broughton, Gabriella DiGati, Dorothy Broughton, Emma Andersen and Linda DiGati watch the eclipse Monday at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills. The Broughton's are from Rosemont, the DiGati's and Emma are from Vernon Hills.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Aspen Drive Library visitors watch the eclipse from the south lawn of the Vernon Hills library on Monday.
  Aspen Drive Library visitors watch the eclipse from the south lawn of the Vernon Hills library on Monday.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Kathy Bruce, Dean of Math and Science at Harper College hands out glasses during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  Kathy Bruce, Dean of Math and Science at Harper College hands out glasses during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Signs warn people not to look into the sun during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  Signs warn people not to look into the sun during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Student Anna Iwin of Schaumburg looks through special glasses during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  Student Anna Iwin of Schaumburg looks through special glasses during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Dennis Dobosiewicz of Wheaton views the eclipse with his telescope during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  Dennis Dobosiewicz of Wheaton views the eclipse with his telescope during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Kindergartner Sophia San Fillippo cranes her neck to watch the solar eclipse at Wayne Elementary School on Monday.
  Kindergartner Sophia San Fillippo cranes her neck to watch the solar eclipse at Wayne Elementary School on Monday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
From left, Austin Eckels, Emmet Jordan and Jack Oswald, all 11 and from Palatine, use special glasses during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  From left, Austin Eckels, Emmet Jordan and Jack Oswald, all 11 and from Palatine, use special glasses during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Susan Aubery of Schaumburg uses a cereal box to view the eclipse during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  Susan Aubery of Schaumburg uses a cereal box to view the eclipse during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Debbie Cox of Hoffman Estates, left, takes a picture of family and friends during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  Debbie Cox of Hoffman Estates, left, takes a picture of family and friends during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Aspen Drive Library visitors make pinhole viewers during the Solar Eclipse Celebration Monday in Vernon Hills.
  Aspen Drive Library visitors make pinhole viewers during the Solar Eclipse Celebration Monday in Vernon Hills.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Ashish Purwar of Arlington Heights uses glasses to view the eclipse during a viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  Ashish Purwar of Arlington Heights uses glasses to view the eclipse during a viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Collin Juracek, 5, of Arlington Heights uses glasses to view the eclipse during a viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  Collin Juracek, 5, of Arlington Heights uses glasses to view the eclipse during a viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
9-year-old Katherine Graessle takes a look at the sun during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  9-year-old Katherine Graessle takes a look at the sun during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
People packed the front lawn for a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  People packed the front lawn for a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Sue Lyall of Arlington Heights, back and her two daughters Sloane, 7, left, and Shea 9 look at the sun during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  Sue Lyall of Arlington Heights, back and her two daughters Sloane, 7, left, and Shea 9 look at the sun during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Elk Grove High School students from left, Seth Sprecher, John Noonan, Allie Cline and Will Jasutis check out the sun during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
  Elk Grove High School students from left, Seth Sprecher, John Noonan, Allie Cline and Will Jasutis check out the sun during a solar eclipse viewing party at Harper College in Palatine Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
4th-grader Rocco Bucaro and his classmates at Wayne Elementary School came out periodically on Monday to check out the eclipse and record their observations.
  4th-grader Rocco Bucaro and his classmates at Wayne Elementary School came out periodically on Monday to check out the eclipse and record their observations.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
The eclipse from the view of the Northwest suburbs with the moon coming in from the right.
  The eclipse from the view of the Northwest suburbs with the moon coming in from the right.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
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