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Eclipse 2017: The View From The Northwest

The Bailey's Beads effect is seen as the moon makes its final move over the sun during the total solar eclipse above Madras, Oregon.
The Bailey's Beads effect is seen as the moon makes its final move over the sun during the total solar eclipse above Madras, Oregon.

The eclipse is here.

Up to 1 millions visitors have flocked to Oregon to watch the first total solar eclipse viewable from the contiguous United States in 38 years. 

The path of totality runs all the way across North America starting near Lincoln City, Oregon, at 9:05 PDT and ending near Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:48 EDT.

Totality began on the Oregon Coast at 10:16 a.m. PDT. And eclipse watchers were ready.

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Outside Baker City, Oregon - 12:42 p.m. PDT

...and then there was traffic. About two hours after totality ended, cars lined up for miles on I-84 east of Baker City, Oregon.
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...and then there was traffic. About two hours after totality ended, cars lined up for miles on I-84 east of Baker City, Oregon.

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Durkee, Oregon - 10:26 a.m. PDT

People witnesss the total eclipse at the Atlas Obscura Eclipse Festival in Durkee, Oregon.
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People witnesss the total eclipse at the Atlas Obscura Eclipse Festival in Durkee, Oregon.

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Portland - 10:25 a.m. PDT

Just after the peak of the eclipse, the spaces between the leaves on a tree reflect the eclipse on the sidewalk in Portland.
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Just after the peak of the eclipse, the spaces between the leaves on a tree reflect the eclipse on the sidewalk in Portland.

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Durkee, Oregon - 10:24 a.m. PDT

From left, Zale Schoenborn, Silas, 13, Naomi, 10, and Wendy Marich witness totality at the Atlas Obscura  Eclipse Festival in Durkee, Oregon August 21, 2017.
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From left, Zale Schoenborn, Silas, 13, Naomi, 10, and Wendy Marich witness totality at the Atlas Obscura Eclipse Festival in Durkee, Oregon August 21, 2017.

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Pullman, Washington - 10 a.m. PDT

Today is the first day of classes at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington... in theory. Buildings emptyed out around 10 am, and people flooded out to watch.
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Today is the first day of classes at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington... in theory. Buildings emptyed out around 10 am, and people flooded out to watch.

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Durkee, Oregon - 9:51 a.m. PDT

Austin Reichel, 7, of Tahoe, California, waits for the solar eclipse at the Atlas Obscura  Eclipse Festival in Durkee, Oregon August 21, 2017.
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Austin Reichel, 7, of Tahoe, California, waits for the solar eclipse at the Atlas Obscura Eclipse Festival in Durkee, Oregon August 21, 2017.

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Durkee, Oregon - 9:48 a.m. PDT

Riley Johnson, left, and Ross Damastus from Boise, Idaho, watch at the Atlas Obscura  Eclipse Festival in Durkee, Oregon August 21, 2017.
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Riley Johnson, left, and Ross Damastus from Boise, Idaho, watch at the Atlas Obscura Eclipse Festival in Durkee, Oregon August 21, 2017.

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Durkee, Oregon - 8:46 a.m. PDT

People gather on a back road outside of Durkee, Oregon, to watch the solar eclipse.
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People gather on a back road outside of Durkee, Oregon, to watch the solar eclipse.

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Durkee, Oregon - 8:44 a.m.

Matt Bobbitt and his kids Levi, 11, and Ellie, 8, of Walla Walla, Washington, wait for the solar eclipse to start Monday morning in Durkee, Oregon.
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Matt Bobbitt and his kids Levi, 11, and Ellie, 8, of Walla Walla, Washington, wait for the solar eclipse to start Monday morning in Durkee, Oregon.

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Eastern Oregon - 7:53 a.m. PDT

Eclipse watchers get ready for the show at the Atlas Obscura Eclipse Festival in eastern Oregon.
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Eclipse watchers get ready for the show at the Atlas Obscura Eclipse Festival in eastern Oregon.

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Outside Baker City, Oregon - 7:38 a.m. PDT:

A group of people look out from a hillside in Eastern Oregon near Baker City before the solar eclipse Monday Morning.
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A group of people look out from a hillside in Eastern Oregon near Baker City before the solar eclipse Monday Morning.

Can't get out to see the eclipse in person? NASA is live streaming the celestial event. 

https://youtu.be/wwMDvPCGeE0

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