2017 Solar Eclipse

Eclipse 101 - The Mid-Willamette Valley is in the Path of Totality!

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk.

There is a lot of information out there, but we think NASA is a great place to start. Visit their web pages dedicated to the August 21st eclipse and find a ton of information - maps, safety information, downloadable viewing card, eclipse history, posters and so much more.

United Way will be closed on Monday, August 21st for this special event.