Where to see the eclipse in Oregon.
FeatureAuthor: Steven Shaw
On August 21, 2017, millions of people will travel to see the first total eclipse in the contiguous United States in nearly 40 years.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes in between the Sun and the Earth, thereby blocking sunlight and turning the day into night. Complete darkness or “totality” will occur along a narrow strip of Earth, including a stretch from Oregon through South Carolina. A partial eclipse will occur outside the band of totality.
Remember the only time it is safe to look at the eclipse with a naked eye is during totality. Staring at a partial eclipse without eye protection may result in “eclipse blindness” or retinal burns.
Below the video of a 2012 total solar eclipse is a list of public lands in Oregon where full totality of the eclipse will be visible.
Central and Eastern Oregon State Parks with eclipse totality:
Coastal and Western Oregon State Parks with eclipse totality:
Oregon National Wildlife Refuges with eclipse totality:
Oregon National Forests with eclipse totality:
Willamette National Forest - North of Mount Washington
Other areas with eclipse totality:
Here is an interactive map from NASA that shows the path of totality.