Tuesday, May 2, 2017

August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse







The news media (in this area) is starting to get everyone excited about the total solar eclipse coming in August. My farm is about 75 miles south of the best viewing area, shown in yellow on this map of the USA. The Oregon Tourism Commission is expecting many thousands of visitors coming to Oregon for this unusual event. I have heard reports that accommodations are high priced and mostly sold out already. The Oregon State Parks are sold out in that area also.

The last one over the USA was about 40 yrs ago. I don't remember it in the late 1970's. Maybe it was raining...I don't know.

Well, I decided to order some of the viewing shades...as in the first photo. I plan on viewing the eclipse this time!