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Oregon Officials Approve Solar Eclipse Gathering In Crook County


A solar eclipse in Hyogo, Japan, is pictured in this May 21, 2012, file photo.

A solar eclipse in Hyogo, Japan, is pictured in this May 21, 2012, file photo.

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Central Oregon officials have lifted the attendance cap to 30,000 for a music and arts festival scheduled to coincide with a solar eclipse in August.

The Bulletin reports in a story on Friday that Crook County commissioners approved new event permits for the gathering.

The event is being held from Aug. 17 to Aug. 23 on 200 acres that’s part of a 50,000-acre ranch owned by Craig Woodward within the Ochoco National Forest.

The Aug. 21 solar eclipse will be visible in the U.S. along a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina.

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