The Big Solar Eclipse Is Coming!

February 20, 2008

Moon_eclipseJan Landis from N.E. Portland sent us this nice montage of "pre-totality" shots tonight.  The Lunar Eclipse was total between 7 & 8 pm.  If you missed it, next chance is in just a bit less than 3 years…December 2010.

(borrowed from late August 2007 posting)


For many years I’ve been anticipating "the big one" here in the Northwest.  Just 10 years away now, the  Total Solar Eclipse of August 2017 will turn the sun completely dark for around 2 minutes in the late morning on a summer day.  The path will cross from around Lincoln City to Salem to Madras to Ontario as it races east at many hundreds of miles per hour.  NOTE TO FUTURE BOSS:  I plan to take the day off from work.  I was 10 years old when we had the one in 1979.  And it was cloudy west of the Cascades during that eclipse in February.

Mark Nelsen