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Special Coverage: The Great American Eclipse


A total solar eclipse will make its way across the U.S. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, starting in Oregon.

A total solar eclipse will make its way across the U.S. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, starting in Oregon.

Courtesy of Romeo Durscher/NASA

The moon will pass in front of the sun today for less than 2 minutes and Oregon is right in the path of this rare celestial event. We are on a lawn at Willamette University, right across from the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem, Oregon, with hundreds of other people to watch it all happen.

Watch Oregon React To The Total Solar Eclipse

See what people are saying on Twitter and on Instagram as Oregon prepares for the Aug. 21 Great American Eclipse. The blue dots track OPB reporters as they tell eclipse stories from the path of totality. Green dots are public tweets curated by OPB staff. Grey dots mark tweets from the general public. If a post appears off-screen, just drag the map to adjust the view. The experience will be best using Google’s Chrome browser. The page doesn’t auto-refresh, so remember to reload every 10 minutes or so to see the latest posts from around the state. For more eclipse coverage, head on over to Eclipse 2017.

Heather Young/OPB

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