Eclipse

eclipse forecast

Solar Eclipse 2017 in Oregon

 

Enters State: 9:04 a.m.

Totality Begins: 10:15 a.m.

Totality Ends: 10:27 a.m.

Exits State: 11:48 a.m.

In the Eugene-Springfield area, eclipse viewing glasses can be found at:

  • Eugene Library: Free glasses for eclipse viewing will be available at the main library, beginning Aug. 14.
  • Bi-Mart: Stores throughout Oregon sell eclipse-viewing glasses for $1.99 each.
  • Oregon Eye Consultants: Glasses will be given away for free at an eclipse-viewing event on Aug. 21 sponsored by Lane County Medical Society and the Eugene Family YMCA.
  • Travel Lane County: Glasses will be sold for $2 apiece at both the downtown Eugene and Springfield locations.
  • The Science Factory Children’s Museum and Planetarium: Eclipse glasses will be available for $1.50.
  • Fred Meyer has eclipse glasses at all its stores near and within the eclipse’s path for $1.99 each.
  • Amazon.com has a list of options for purchase.

More information is listed with the Eugene Register-Guard.

Safety Tips

Travel Oregon’s “Your Guide to the Oregon Solar Eclipse” outlines safety tips and suggestions, including:

LEAVE NO TRACE. When traveling around Oregon, it’s important to practice “Leave No Trace” ethics, which includes leaving sites as you found them, disposing of waste responsibly, respecting wildlife and being considerate of other visitors.

DON’T TRESPASS. Many public buildings and private properties are not able to accommodate visitors. Make sure you are not trespassing.

WILDFIRE PREVENTION. August is peak wildfire season in Oregon, so please be vigilant about extinguishing and disposing cigarettes. Know fire risks and respect fire restrictions, including campfire bans. Avoid parking or driving on dry grass, as your vehicle can spark a wildfire. In many areas, drivers are required to carry a shovel and fire extinguisher or gallon of water in their car.

AVOID EXCESSIVE WASTE. Consider packing large water containers and refilling them with tap water. Oregon’s water is some of the best in the world, so there’s no need to buy bottled water.