The 2017 Solar Eclipse is finally here today and Oregon is one of the best states for watching the eclipse. Here’s your viewing guide on what time of day the eclipse is visible in Oregon, the map and path of totality, weather predictions, traffic news and more.
ECLIPSE TIME: The duration of the eclipse in Oregon is reported to be approximately two minutes. 10:15 a.m. PT is when the eclipse begins to show in Oregon and it exits the state at 10:27 a.m PT, according to Great American Eclipse.
WEATHER: Clear skies are expected throughout the state of Oregon, though Oregon coastal areas may have to deal with a few scattered clouds.
PATH WIDTH: 61.8 miles
TRAFFIC: Expect heavy traffic due to the estimated 1 million people travelling into the path of totality, which is a 60-mile-wide band though the middle of Oregon, as reported by Oregon Live.
MAPS & PATH: The eclipse zone includes dozens of towns across the state of Oregon, which include Newport, McMinnville, Salem, Corvallis, John Day, Madras, and Baker City.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: In recent news, there has been a wildfire tearing through the path of totality in Oregon and many have been evacuated, according to Weather.com. Fire officials report that all firefighting helicopters will have to remain grounded, along with most fixed-wing aircrafts for an estimated 35 minutes as the eclipse occurs.