Apr 9, 2024 - News

Photos of the Day: Solar eclipse at Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium in front of blue sky with people walking around.

Photo: Carrie Shepherd/Axios

With clear blue skies, perfect views of the skyline and Lake Michigan for miles, Adler Planetarium offered prime views of yesterday's solar eclipse.

The vibe: Excitement and joy to have beautiful weather and experience the astronomical event from a very Chicago location.

  • School buses brought students, Divvy bikes littered the lawn, and ice cream carts were ringing their bells and selling their goodies, especially before the moon blocked the sun (94% of it anyway) and temps dropped.
People on the lakefront with skyline in background.
Photo: Carrie Shepherd/Axios

Some Chicagoans didn't make it to Adler, yet managed to watch in their own special way:

Photo of a man with a bag over his head pointing
Justin made his own eclipse-viewing apparatus for the event. Photo: Justin Kaufmann/Axios
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