The Oregon Coast is going to be the place to be in August 2017, specifically August 21. It’ll be the first time in more than 25 years that the United States will be in the direct viewing path of a total solar eclipse!
There was one in 1979 that would have been visible to the states in the Northwest but the weather was not cooperating. This will also be the first time since 1918 that the Moon’s shadow will travel across the U.S. from coast to coast.
A solar eclipse is where the moon comes between the sun and Earth, casting its shadow for a few minutes. You’ll start to see the eclipse a little after 9 a.m. with the totality at the last few seconds of 10:15 a.m. and it’ll last one minute and 58 seconds. The longest totality recorded was seven minutes and four seconds on June 30, 1973 and the next totality to reach seven minutes will unfortunately be in 2132.
Please do plan accordingly with protective eyewear as we’d hate for you to later miss the beauty from your private balcony! The totality portion is safe for your eyes but when tracking the progress of the eclipse wear filtered glasses.
Should you want to watch the 2017 solar eclipse in Depoe Bay, we do have a reservations wait list you may join at Whale Cove Inn or our sister property Channel House.
See the eclipse path in its entirety through our state by clicking on the map thumbnail below! For more information on the eclipse, visit www.NationalEclipse.com.