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August 2017 may seem like a while away, but if you’re an eclipse-chaser, it’s just around the corner! Salem Oregon will be the first of five state capitals in the United States that will be in the shadow of a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
The shadow first touches land near Newport, Oregon at 17:15:50.6UT (at about 10:15 in the morning) on August 21, 2017 and lasts a full minute and fifty seconds of totality. Within two minutes the shadow extends eastward toward Dallas, Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Philomath, McMinnville, Woodburn, and Salem. The length of totality will vary based on distances from the centerline. On the steps of the State Capitol in Salem, lucky viewers will be treated to 1m54.5s of shadow at just after 10:17am.
The weekend will be filled with Eclipse related events, and if you want to be a part of it, we recommend booking your hotel now. The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport is approximately 45 minutes away from Downtown, Salem and we look forward to hosting eclipse enthusiasts from all over the region!
Story Source: Travel Salem