On Monday, August 21, the sun will begin to drop behind the Moon’s shadow beginning around 8:45 am and will be at maximum totality around 10:15 am for 2 min. and 30 sec. and take another hour and half for the full sun to be visible again. Eugene is just slightly off the path of totality, but this will be still in the 95th percentile of totality. This is an amazing life opportunity to experience this natural spectacle, but to do so safely, the public is advised to wear proper solar eclipse glasses that they can picked up at our Eugene Library beginning Monday, Aug. 14 until before the day of the eclipse, but on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Eugene Library is holding several upcoming events about the Solar Eclipse and you can learn more here: https://www.eugene-or.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3040
For those unable to secure their own solar eclipse glasses, they should still follow safe viewing techniques by using pin hole projectors and referring to these safety guidelines: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety
Everyone is welcome to use this simulator to put in their location to see a simulation of what it will look like where they are located: https://eclipsemega.movie/simulator?lat=44.0520691&lng=-123.08675360000001
The City of Eugene Recreation is having a viewing party at Skinner’s Butte with shuttles from Campbell Community Center the day of: https://www.eugene-or.gov/calendar.aspx?eid=13010
There are tons of resources, activities, events, and video simulations to explain what they are seeing on the official NASA Eclipse 2017 website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/