Solar Eclipse

 Monday August 21, 2017

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  • On August 21, 2017, the United States will experience its first solar eclipse since 1991!
  • The last eclipse on mainland U.S. was in 1979, and the last eclipse to cross the path of the entire country was in 1918!
  • You MUST be in the path shown on the right in order to experience “totality!”
  • “Totality” is the brief moment in which the moon totally eclipses the light of the sun, casting a shadow. People who are not in the path of totality will only experience a partial eclipse- never seeing the sun being fully blocked by the moon.
  • In Oregon, the eclipse will hit the coast at approximately 10:15am PST and will have moved across the state by 11:25am PST. Observers in the path of totality will experience between 1.5-2 minutes of total darkness!
  • Special Viewing Glasses are REQUIRED for viewing ALL PARTIAL PHASES of the eclipse! You can seriously damage your vision by staring at ANY partial phase of the eclipse without proper eye wear!
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