The moment when the moon’s shadow touches
the American soil will be the moment when the Solar Eclipse begins, and it
starts in Oregon.
As the first state on the path of totality, Oregon will welcome the Umbra on August 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM, Pacific time. The eclipse will arrive between Newport and Lincoln city. According to meterologists, the viewers in Oregon will not have the longest solar eclipse experience that day, but, it is anticipated that they may have the greatest one. The weather for the first state on the West Coast to see the eclipse should include clear skies. This will help greatly as the totality vision for Oregon will only last around two minutes. Although short, it is anticipated to be brilliant and all viewers are encouraged to join at one of the most exceptional displays of the century.
While traveling across the state of
Oregon, the eclipse will reduce its speed from 3,400 miles per hour to 2,900
miles per hour. This will prolong the
duration of the breathtaking scene, from 2 minutes on the coast to 2 minutes
and 10 seconds at the eastern border of the state.
The Eclipse will exit the state of Oregon
after 12 minutes, at 10:27 AM, saying goodbye to the Oregonians and their
guests – and continue its path of totality above the state of Idaho.