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Woodburn is in the path of totality on August 21, 2017!

Observers will see approximately 1 min 16 seconds of totality!

Partial Phase Start:  9:05:46 AM

Totality Start: 10:18:01 AM

Duration of Totality:  1m 16s

Join us in Woodburn for this spectacular event!

August 21: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Centennial Park Join us for the first solar eclipse that will sweep the nation! Luckily Woodburn is in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse. The partial phase of the eclipse will start at 9:05 a.m. and the totality will start at 10:18 a.m. The duration of totality will be 1m 16s! We will be there bright and early to witness this spectacular phenomenon and after it is through stick around for fun, fellowship and food! Eclipse glasses will be available for purchase.


Jesse Cuomo
Recreation Services Manager
City of Woodburn
(503) 982-5266

In & Around Salem

For an interactive map of other viewing locations,

click here. For the TravelSalem eclipse guide, click here.

Safety Tips

The Oregon State Fire Marshall has a great source of safety tips from viewing precautions, travel tips, emergency preparedness and more. With a projected one million people attempting to view the eclipse in Oregon, it's imperative to be prepared. 

Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse in 2017

We answer big questions about this once-in-a-century celestial event.


by Katherine Kornei

Updated on July 20th, 2017

Cities closest to the path of totality have the best viewing opportunities.


One of nature’s most incredible — and rarest — sights is coming to Oregon. On August 21, 2017, the state will be treated to a total solar eclipse, a rare celestial event in which the moon passes in front of the sun and completely blocks its light, briefly turning daytime into twilight. Mark your calendar now, because the next opportunity to view a total solar eclipse from Oregon won’t occur for nearly 100 years.

What is a total solar eclipse? 

A total solar eclipse can only be seen from within a relatively narrow strip of the Earth’s surface known as the path of totality. Within this region — which is only about 90 miles wide — the sun appears to be completely eclipsed by the moon, and the moon’s shadow on the Earth plunges observers into twilight for several minutes. In this temporary twilight, known as totality, temperatures drop and stars become visible. Observers on either side of the path of totality see only a partial solar eclipse, in which the moon somewhat blocks the sun but daylight still persists.

Where can I experience it? 

Cities closest to the path of totality have the best viewing opportunities. On August 21, 2017, the path of totality will begin in the remote Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii and first make landfall on the Oregon Coast, just north of Depoe Bay, at 10:15 a.m. From there the moon’s shadow will race east toward Salem, where the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will be hosting a solar eclipse viewing party at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Thousands of people are expected to turn out to celebrate the roughly two-minute-long totality in Salem, Oregon’s capital and the largest city in the path of totality. A number of viewing events are being offered in the Salem area at area vineyards, the Oregon State Capitol and more. Continuing east, the shadow of the moon will pass over Madras (where Oregon Solarfest will celebrate), Mitchell (near where Symbiosis and Oregon Star Party will host special viewing events), John Day and Baker City (where the Geiser Grand Hotel will host a special talk with space scientists). Due to the rapid movement of the moon around the Earth, the moon’s shadow will traverse the entire state of Oregon in only 12 minutes.

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