On Monday, August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will cross the contiguous United States of America for the first time since 1979 (though a total eclipse was visible from Hawaii in 1991).
First landfall will occur on the Oregon coast, with the central path a few miles north of Depoe Bay. The northern limit will be just south of Cape Lookout and the southern limit will be a couple miles south of Waldport.
While the 1979 eclipse was only visible in the Pacific Northwest, Montana, and North Dakota, the 2017 eclipse will pass exclusively through U.S. states as it travels from the Pacific to the Atlantic: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, and then out to sea.
Make your travel plans now! April 8, 2024 will be your subsequent opportunity to see a total eclipse from the states, but that one won’t come anywhere near Oregon. After the eclipse of August 21, 2017 you’ll have to wait until August 12, 2045 if you want to see an eclipse without leaving the state!
I’ll have a front row seat! Woo Hoo
I’m confused the time frame… Being an amateur ….. I’m confused re East Coast, if eclipse is 1600ish here won’ it be dark in S Carolina…..
Lucky me though, I live right next door to Yaquina Head Lighthouse! YEA
Must be Ut