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

Latitude: 44° 38' 00" NLongitude: 121° 07' 46" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 2sPartial phase start: 9:06:43AM (PDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 10:19:36AM (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 Madras!

Standard Google Map of Madras and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for Madras
CURRENT CLOUD COVER:
LOCAL | NATIONAL
Visit our "Weather" links above for other great cloud cover forecast maps!

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Madras

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

Madras, OR


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

 


 

See this article about the eclipse in Madras from the Portland (OR) Tribune

And visit OregonSolarfest.com for the latest info on seeing the eclipse from Madras!


Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Madras

www.OregonSolarFest.com is Happening in Madras, Oregon !
Oregon SolarFest Festival with music, camping (from  tent, dry RV, Easy camping and Glamping), Kids Dome, food vendors, commercial vendors, NASA booth, educational pieces etc. Passess for the Festival, day of parking, shuttle and more! 
Weekly new things are being added to our list of items.

 

Follow us at:

Website: http://OregonSolarFest.com/ 
Twitter: @oregonsolarfest 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oregonsolarfest/
Instagram: OregonSolarFest & Jefferson.County.Tourism.Group

The Lowell Obervatory in Flagstaff AZ (yes, THAT Lowell Observatory!) is working with community of Madras, OR and the Oregon Solarfest on our event - Lowell Observatory’s 2017 Solar Eclipse Experience, which is being held at the Madras High School Football Field.

The event is focused on community and student education, and is open to the public for a small fee. Their description follows:

"Our event is an opportunity for members of the public and students to safely experience the rare occurrence of being in the path of totality for a solar eclipse. Viewers in Madras, OR can expect to see over 2 minutes of totality. Attendees will enjoy: solar glasses with safe viewing instructions, expert viewing announcements, hourly astronomy talks by Lowell Observatory renowned astronomers, a Sunday evening Star Party, live broadcast by the Science Channel from the football field, telescopes, food, refreshments, and various science-centric exhibition and vendor booths."

Please plan to stop by and participate - great things are happening in Madras!



Pictures of the Madras area

No pictures of Madras have been submitted yet!


Organic Earthly Delights is hosting an event for August 18th - August 21st on their 100-acre Organic Farm. Here is a link to all of the information:

http://www.organicearthlydelights.com/2017-solar-eclipse-on-the-organic-earthly-delights-farm/



If you are an official of Madras, 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!




 

Eclipse2017.org 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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