by Jamie Hale, The Oregonian | OregonLive
Let me start by saying that “17 places” to watch this year’s total solar eclipse in Oregon is a little misleading. The truth is, there are dozens of places to see the rare cosmic event, from big music festivals to little state parks. This list is an attempt at corralling all those happenings into 17 groups, giving those of you without plans the chance to make them – and you should probably make them as soon as possible.
The eclipse is happening on Monday, Aug. 21, beginning at about 9 a.m. and reaching totality about 10:15 a.m. State officials expect some 1 million people to flood into Oregon for the eclipse, a mass gathering that will undoubtedly lead to clogged roadways, packed cities and overflowing campgrounds. Those traveling to the path of totality may want to plan ahead, and consider camping out for the weekend to avoid the crowds.
And if you’re still wondering what this eclipse business is all about, here are 7 things you need to know about the 2017 solar eclipse.
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