The 2017 Solar Eclipse: Some Things To Know

The 2017 Solar Eclipse: Some Things To Know

The 2017 Solar Eclipse: Some Things To Know

14 Jul 2017

August 21st, 2017– The day you don’t want to miss!

  • The last Solar Eclipse to occur in the United States was in 1979. Following the 2017 Solar Eclipse, the next Eclipse is set to take place in about one hundred years. This experience is something you don’t want to miss out on!
     
  • Every couple of years, the moon’s path runs directly in front of the Sun. It leads to the moon completely blocking out sunlight. When this happens, a halo around the sun is visible along with various stars and planets! The location on Earth where the Solar Eclipse is visible is different every time it occurs.
     
  • The Oregon Coast will be the first area within the States to experience the 2017 Solar Eclipse! Around 9 am the partial eclipse will begin in Lincoln City. As daylight disappears, the temperature will drop as well. Around 10:15 am the path of totality will reach the coast just south of Lincoln City. For a minute and fifty-eight seconds, the town will be at its darkest. The sun will be covered by the moon, showing a halo, unlike anything you’ve seen before! The light will return over the next hour or so as the Eclipse finishes its path.
     
  • Central Oregon also get the chance to take part in this exciting event! Slightly after the eclipse hits the Oregon Coast, the Eclipse will begin in Central Oregon. Sunriver will begin to darken around 9:05 am before the Eclipse occurring around 10:20 am. Around 11 am Central Oregon will return to brightness again!
     
  • Safety First! Looking directly into the sun’s light during the Eclipse can cause damage to your eyes. It is recommended that viewers wear a pair of Solar Eclipse glasses that protect your eyes from the harmful rays. Throw on a pair of the eclipse glasses and enjoy the experience to the fullest!

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