Okay, okay … the eclipse won’t occur until 2017 but the Inn at Wecoma just received its first inquiry for rooms … and it came from Australia! (“We hope we’re not too late,” they said, as they asked for beds for 25 people!)
On August 21, 2017, at about 10:15 a.m., the moon will pass directly across the sun for nearly two minutes, throwing Lincoln City and about 50 miles of the Oregon coast into TOTAL DARKNESS!
The last total solar eclipse visible in the United States occurred in 1991, over Hawaii. The rest of the states haven’t seen one since 1979, so this is going to be a pretty big deal.
Eclipse-chasers will be especially excited about watching the event from the Oregon coast because the eclipse will actually begin right here, at least as far as the U.S. is concerned. People watching from Oregon beaches will be the first to enter the shadow of the moon as the moon covers the sun. The shadow will then race across the rest of the country from west to east, crossing all of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and then on across the Plains and down to the Carolinas.
To learn more about the total solar eclipse of 2017, here’s a website with great information:
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