Where are the Best Places in Oregon to view the Total Solar Eclipse 2017? - Time, Date, Locations

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Where are the best Places in Oregon to view the Total Solar Eclipse 2017


2017 Solar Eclipse Map Oregon
2017 Solar Eclipse Map Oregon

The Great American Eclipse, the total solar eclipse that will take place on August 21, 2017, is one of the most awaited celestial events of the year. It is the first total eclipse in almost a century to trace a path across the United States. In the journey of the eclipse from the Pacific Coast of Oregon is the first state in which the total eclipse will be visible.  The duration of the total eclipse visible in Oregon ranges from 1 minute 59 seconds to 2 minutes 11 seconds depending on the place of viewing. The eclipse will be visible between 10:18 am MDT and 11:27 am MDT in the various parts of Oregon.

The following cities and towns (in Oregon) will be in the path of totality of the solar eclipse

  • Albany
  • Baker City
  • Corvallis
  • Dallas
  • Fossil
  • John Day
  • Lincoln City
  • Madras
  • McMinnville
  • Newport
  • Ontario
  • Prairie City
  • Prineville
  • Redmond
  • Salem
  • Seneca
  • Sweet Home
  • Woodburn

Cities such as Eugene, Springfield, Bend, Portland, Tillamook, La Grande, and Pendleton do not fall in the path of totality, and may only witness a partial eclipse. If you are located in one of the southern towns or cities such as Medford, Grants Pass, Coos Bay and Klamath Falls, you may want to move closer to the path of totality to be able to view this rare phenomenon.

The important airports that serve the cities on or near the path of totality include –

  • Eugene Airport (Eugene)
  • Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (North Bend)
  • Portland International Airport (Portland)
Beautiful view of our Galaxy from Oregon
Beautiful view of our Galaxy from Oregon

If you are headed to Salem, the capital city of Oregon, to watch the eclipse, you may want to also visit –

  • A C Gilbert’s Discovery Village
  • Enchanted Forest Theme Park
  • Hallie Ford Museum Of Art
  • Minto-Brown Island Park
  • Oregon Garden
  • Oregon State Capitol

The best place to witness the total eclipse in the state is Madras which is close to the center of the path of totality. The best places to visit in Madras include –

  • Gateway Canyon Preserve
  • Lake Billy Chinook
  • Lake Simtustus RV Resort
  • Pelton Park
  • Richardson’s Rock Ranch

A gala eclipse viewing event – Oregon Eclipse 2017 – is being organized at the center of Ochoco National Forest at Big Summit Prairie. It is expected that the state will receive a number of eclipse chasers from across the world this August.

Related Maps:

Oregon Map
Oregon Map
US Map
US Map
Best places in US to view Solar Eclipse
Best places in US to view Solar Eclipse
States through which Eclipse 2017 will pass through
States through which Eclipse 2017 will pass through

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