Eclipse 2017: The View From The Northwest

Aug 21, 2017

The eclipse is here.

Up to 1 millions visitors have flocked to Oregon to watch the first total solar eclipse viewable from the contiguous United States in 38 years. 

The path of totality runs all the way across North America starting near Lincoln City, Oregon, at 9:05 PDT and ending near Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:48 EDT.

Totality began on the Oregon Coast at 10:16 a.m. PDT. And eclipse watchers were ready.

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Outside Baker City, Oregon - 12:42 p.m. PDT

...and then there was traffic. About two hours after totality ended, cars lined up for miles on I-84 east of Baker City, Oregon.
Credit Rajah Bose

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Durkee, Oregon - 10:26 a.m. PDT

People witnesss the total eclipse at the Atlas Obscura Eclipse Festival in Durkee, Oregon.
Credit Rajah Bose

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Portland - 10:25 a.m. PDT

Just after the peak of the eclipse, the spaces between the leaves on a tree reflect the eclipse on the sidewalk in Portland.
Credit Kevin Mooney / Northwest News Network

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Durkee, Oregon - 10:24 a.m. PDT

From left, Zale Schoenborn, Silas, 13, Naomi, 10, and Wendy Marich witness totality at the Atlas Obscura Eclipse Festival in Durkee, Oregon August 21, 2017.
Credit Rajah Bose

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Pullman, Washington - 10 a.m. PDT

Today is the first day of classes at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington... in theory. Buildings emptyed out around 10 am, and people flooded out to watch.
Credit Scott Leadingham / Northwest Public Radio

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Durkee, Oregon - 9:51 a.m. PDT

Austin Reichel, 7, of Tahoe, California, waits for the solar eclipse at the Atlas Obscura Eclipse Festival in Durkee, Oregon August 21, 2017.
Credit Rajah Bose

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Durkee, Oregon - 9:48 a.m. PDT

Riley Johnson, left, and Ross Damastus from Boise, Idaho, watch at the Atlas Obscura Eclipse Festival in Durkee, Oregon August 21, 2017.
Credit Rajah Bose

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Durkee, Oregon - 8:46 a.m. PDT

People gather on a back road outside of Durkee, Oregon, to watch the solar eclipse.
Credit Rajah Bose

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Durkee, Oregon - 8:44 a.m.

Matt Bobbitt and his kids Levi, 11, and Ellie, 8, of Walla Walla, Washington, wait for the solar eclipse to start Monday morning in Durkee, Oregon.
Credit Rajah Bose

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Eastern Oregon - 7:53 a.m. PDT

Eclipse watchers get ready for the show at the Atlas Obscura Eclipse Festival in eastern Oregon.
Credit Rajah Bose

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Outside Baker City, Oregon - 7:38 a.m. PDT:

A group of people look out from a hillside in Eastern Oregon near Baker City before the solar eclipse Monday Morning.
Credit Rajah Bose

Can't get out to see the eclipse in person? NASA is live streaming the celestial event.