On the morning of Monday, August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States see one of Nature’s most wondrous spectacles: a total solar eclipse of the sun.
A scene of undeniable beauty: the Moon completely blocks out the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, street lights come on, crickets chirp, and the Sun’s corona shimmers across the darkened sky.
Most people consider themselves lucky to witness such an event even once in their lifetime. The eerie quality of sunlight as totality approaches, the astonishing sight of the day turning into night, and the Sun’s corona blazing across the sky is a sight to be remembered forever. The last such an event in the U.S. took place in February of 1979, and the last one in Oregon was in 1918.