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July 2, 2019: A Total Eclipse

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July 2, 2019: A Total Eclipse

  The total eclipse track – averaging 95 miles wide – begins at local sunrise, 2,175 miles northeast of Wellington, New Zealand. An hour and 29 minutes later, comes the moment of greatest eclipse where the duration lasts the longest, at a point about 1,600 miles southwest of the Galapagos Islands, but still over the Pacific Ocean. The shadow’s umbra is in contact with the Earth for only 161 minutes. In the last 4 minutes that it finally makes landfall in Chile and continues southeast through Argentina, the path coming to an end just before reaching Uruguay, before the shadow lifts off of...

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Viewing The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse In Oregon

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The total solar eclipse of 2017 on August  21 will first make landfall on Newport, Oregon. There are two major viewing parties scheduled. In Salem, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will be holding a viewing at the state's fairgrounds. Farther along in Madras, OR, the SOLARFEST will be held.  To properly view the total solar eclipse and not damage your eyes, check out these eclipse sunglasses.

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