For example, there’s a 56 percent chance that one of four types of clouds could obscure the eclipse in Newport, with a 51 percent chance of a heavy overcast. The three other potential cloud covers range from a few clouds to scattered or broken cloud cover.
In Eugene, there’s an estimated 61 percent chance that the eclipse will be visible, with a 40 percent chance that the skies will be completely clear.
Eugene is not in the “path of totality,” the 62-mile-wide strip where, weather permitting, people will be able to see the moon pass in front of the sun. In Oregon, the event begins at 10:15 a.m. and lasts until 10:25 a.m. Totality, which lasts up to two minutes, happens when the moon blots out the sun and becomes a dark orb, surrounded by the sun’s glowing corona.
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