Total Solar Eclipse 2017
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A total solar eclipse will occur in Salem.The shadow first touches land near Newport, Oregon at 17:15:50.6UT (at about 10:15 in the morning) on August 21, 2017 and lasts a full minute and fifty seconds of totality. Within two minutes the shadow extends eastward toward Dallas, Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Philomath, McMinnville, Woodburn, and Salem. The length of totality will vary based on distances from the centerline. On the steps of the State Capitol in Salem (the first of five state capitals the shadow will visit), lucky viewers will be treated to 1m54.5s of shadow at just after 10:17am.
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