2017 total solar eclipse

The path of totality passes over Indian Trail Spring Monday morning August 21, 2017 and will provide attendees a unique opportunity to view totality during the Oregon Star Party. Totality at OSP (using Jubier’s lunar limb corrected values) will last for 1 minute & 28 seconds allowing for excellent visual and photographic opportunities.

Seeing a total eclipse of the sun is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular things one can ever see. The pearly glow of the corona surrounding the eclipsed solar disk is beautiful and unlike anything else you will ever see. If we are lucky, perhaps a large prominence will be visible along the lunar limb!

Planning ahead for how you want to view and/or photograph this eclipse will allow for the best chance to get as much out of it as you can. As no matter where one sees this eclipse from in Oregon it will have a relatively short amount of totality which will pass surprisingly fast.

More information may be added to this page over the upcoming year to help you plan and prepare for the eclipse. For now, a good starting point is to check out the links below where you will find a treasure of information already available.

Oregon Star Party 2017 will take place August 17 through 22, 2017. We hope to see you there!

Links:

EclipseWise.com (Fred Espenak): http://eclipsewise.com/solar/SEnews/TSE2017/TSE2017.html

Eclipse-Chasers.com (Bill Kramer): https://www.eclipse-chasers.com/php/tseNext.php?TSE=tse2017d

Eclipse-Maps.com (Michael Zeiler): http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/oregon/

Eclipse 2017.org (Dan McGlaun): http://eclipse2017.org/

Eclipsophile.com (Jay Anderson & Jennifer West): http://eclipsophile.com/oregon/

Interactive Eclipse Map (Xavier Jubier): http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html

Solar Eclipse Mailing List: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SEML/info

American Eclipse 2017: http://americaneclipse2017.org/

National Science Teachers Association – booklet to help explain the eclipse:
http://www.nsta.org/publications/press/extras/files/solarscience/SolarScienceInsert.pdf

Bob Yoesle, Astronomer for the Goldendale Observatory group:
http://www.goldendaleobservatory.com/2017-eclipse.html

Excellent dark skies – central Oregon – 5000 feet