Oregon had one of the best views of the solar eclipse in the entire country, since it was in the path of totality.
From Oregon to South Carolina, a stretch of about 70 miles in America had a “path of totality” to see the solar eclipse 100 percent. This included areas in Idaho, Illinois, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. In areas where there was a full eclipse, the temperature could drop as much as 10 degrees.
In the photo below, the diamond ring effect is visible as the moon passes in front of the sun during a total solar eclipse at Big Summit Prairie ranch in Oregon’s Ochoco National Forest near the city of Mitchell on August 21, 2017.
A total solar eclipse happens when the moon’s disk completely covers the sun’s disk in the sky. For a couple minutes, the sun is shadowed by the moon, leaving brief darkness in the area as the moon shadows the sun. It’s a unique and fascinating experience.
Here you can see the “Bailey’s Beads” effect during a total solar eclipse viewed from the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience on August 21, 2017 in Madras, Oregon.
The sun’s corona is visible as the moon passes in front of the sun during a total solar eclipse at Big Summit Prairie ranch in Oregon’s Ochoco National Forest near the city of Mitchell on August 21, 2017.
In this NASA handout, A total solar eclipse is seen on August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe
Red prominences coming off the sun are seen during a total solar eclipse in Oregon.
And here are some videos and photos shared by individual viewers in Oregon.
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