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Old 09-13-2016   #1
 
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What river will you be on during the August 21, 2017 eclipse?

Total Solar Eclipse Visible From United States In 2017 | Visualization

Above are maps showing best locations.

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This is a Total Solar Eclipse. If you're in the right spot.
Last time where part of the US mainland got to observe totality was in 1979.

Since these only happen during a NEW moon there could also be excellent Milky Way star gazing at night.

You may wish to buy a pair of eclipse glasses.

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But to see this potentially the best one needs to pick the right.

Also, not sure how being in a canyon may affect this. Can someone figure out how to calculate degrees above horizon for any of this?

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Here is a google map by NASA

NASA - Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 21

When I was in high school a total solar eclipse occurred at my location during one of my classes. I got up to go outside. The teach said, where are you going? I told her I was going outside to watch the solar eclipse (I had a sun filter). She told me to sit down. I proceeded to walk outside - no other kids for an extremely rare event. Don't miss it.
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I guess there is finally a reason to go visit my sister in lexington. Drive the nephews an hour southwest for the best viewing in the country.

As far as rivers go, the snake out of jackson i guess.
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I remember seeing this in 1979 - I was in preschool and living in Montana. To this day it's indelible in my memory. Do what you can to experience it. I fully intend to be with my kiddo to show her when this happens next year.

Maybe we'll get on the N. Platte near Glendo.
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Amazing, living in Salem I am already almost dead in the path of the total eclipse. Within just a couple miles of miles of the red line. The Santiam River runs almost directly along the ideal path, so that's were I will be!

Plus its a great river to take the kids on, I can't wait for next year now!
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Already had it on our calendar. Not a river, Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
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boundry creek, total eclipse!
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Amazing, living in Salem I am already almost dead in the path of the total eclipse. Within just a couple miles of miles of the red line. The Santiam River runs almost directly along the ideal path, so that's were I will be!

Plus its a great river to take the kids on, I can't wait for next year now!
Average Sunshine in Salem Oregon for August;
Sunny 14.
Partly Sunny 9.
Bummer 8.

Then again, Eastern Oregon is ripe for thunderstorms at 5:20 in the afternoon.
Those that can find parking at Painted Hills should enjoy. I bet August 21st will be its busiest day ever.

The John Day would be too low for normal running.
But there are short stretches near Service Creek where people play in whatever small raft with the kids catching as many bass as possible. While not perfectly under the totality path its only 10 seconds less at one minute 50 seconds.
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Then again, Eastern Oregon is ripe for thunderstorms at 5:20 in the afternoon.
Those that can find parking at Painted Hills should enjoy. I bet August 21st will be its busiest day ever.
Sorry I was looking at UT.

It'll be closer to 10:20, in the morning of course, in Oregon.

This is a little better as with the sun higher in the sky less likely to have mountains obstructing as could be the case in some river canyons.
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