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A Total Solar Eclipse is Coming to the United States!

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Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at John Day, OR:

Latitude: 44° 24' 58" NLongitude: 118° 57' 11" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 1sPartial phase start: 9:08:29AM (PDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 10:22:30AM (PDT)
*All times shown are calculated for the lat/long specified above, and are accurate to within a couple of seconds, due mainly to influences of the "edge effects" at the start and end of totality.
For a more detailed explanation of this, please see the "About Accuracy" section of this great 2017 eclipse page by Ernie Wright of NASA!
Please also note that these times have been converted from UTC; if you see times on other sites that say "UTC"/ "UT", or "GMT", those are NOT the local times for you in John Day!

Standard Google Map of John Day and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for John Day
Visit our "Weather" links above for other great cloud cover forecast maps!

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near John Day

See our instructions page for use of the above map!
Launch a full-screen version of the above map!

John Day, OR

John Day is in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 1s of totality!

(Get your eclipse glasses here – you MUST have them to safely view the partial phases!)

Do you have a location that could host folks seeking to watch the eclipse?
First, we'd suggest you contact your local Chamber of Commerce and/or Town/City Council.
But then, check out Sky & Telescope Magazine's Marketplace for viewing locations! Maybe you can advertise your site there!


Please be sure to check out Dr. Kate Russo's excellent White Paper on Community Eclipse Planning!

Not where you want to be?
Go back to other OR cities!
Visit community pages for other states



Visit the 2017 eclipse Facebook page for the Grant County Chamber of Commerce

or the region's Chamber of Commerce page

for lots of great information about the eclipse!

John Day is setting up an official RV and campsite within its industrial park, and will offer 360 unobstructed views!


Please visit the John Day RV and campsite page for the 2017 eclipse for more information!


Many activities are being planned for the eclipse in John Day:

  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Swimming
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Biking
  • Bikes (for rent)
  • Offroad Vehicles
  • Wine & Beer Tasting
  • Golfing
  • Museum
  • Shopping

Contact the planners at their reservations page soon if you're interested!

Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from John Day

No viewing plans for John Day have been submitted to us yet!

Pictures of the John Day area



If you are an official of John Day, who is responsible for Eclipse2017 public outreach,
please send us information about your community’s 2017 eclipse plans – so we can share it here with everyone! encourages everyone to get into the path of totality on eclipse day,
and see one of the greatest sights the sky has to offer!

(And make sure to have eclipse glasses on hand for everyone!)

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