Coming soon to tiny Oregon towns: Total Eclipse of the sun | The …

MADRAS, Ore. — Just before sunrise, there’s typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon’s second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light.

But on Aug. 21, local officials expect this lookout point just outside the small town of Madras to be crammed with people from around the world, all hoping for the first glimpse of the moon’s shadow as it crosses Mount Jefferson’s snow fields. Then, a solar eclipse will throw the entire region into complete darkness for two minutes.

The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States

...read more at http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/jun/29/coming-soon-to-tiny-oregon-towns-total-eclipse-of-the-sun/

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