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Total Solar Eclipse - August 17-21, 2017

  • Erickson Aircraft Collection 2408 Northwest Berg Drive Madras, OR, 97741 United States (map)

Join Erickson Aircraft Collection and the Exlporatorium for a fun filled weekend before the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21st - 10:19 am. 

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AUGUST 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the U.S.A. The glorious sight of the fully eclipsed sun will be visible along a 60-mile-wide path arching from Oregon to South Carolina. Millions of people are expected to travel to this “path of totality” to watch as the moon entirely covers the face of the sun. Madras, Oregon is one of the top rated spots to view.

People in the rest of the country will experience a partial eclipse. For those who can’t make it to the path, the Exploratorium, with our NASA partners, will be filming the event from two different locations and sharing it with the world by live stream. Audiences can join us on this website, by mobile phone, or at special events in the museum and other institutions across the globe.

99 years before 2017, Oregon was visited by another total solar eclipse with a broadly similar path from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. The US Naval Observatory mounted an eclipse expedition to Baker City and this location will be revisited by the 2017 eclipse. At the 1918 total solar eclipse from Baker City, the artist Howard Russell Butler painted the Sun's corona. What you will see during totality will be similar but will far exceed what can be recorded with any photograph or painting.

Dan McGlaun of has a great page dedicated to detailed eclipse predictions for communities within the path of totality in Oregon at

Earlier Event: August 17