Oregon State Parks Prepares Residents for Upcoming Solar Eclipse
Guam News Factor – October 12, 2023
As the world gears up for the upcoming annular solar eclipse, Oregon State Parks is taking steps to ensure residents are prepared for this breathtaking celestial event. The eclipse, also known as the “Ring of Fire,” will occur on Saturday, Oct. 14, and will predominantly be visible to Southwest Oregon residents in the path of annularity.
To aid in finding the best locations for viewing the Ring of Fire, Oregon State Parks has released a map highlighting prime spots. While Portlanders will only witness a partial eclipse, the event is set to begin at 8:06 a.m., reach its peak at 9:19 a.m., and conclude at 10:39 a.m.
To guarantee the safety of all observers, Oregon State Parks highly recommends the use of ISO 12312-2 certified solar filters. These filters will be made available at various state parks across Oregon. However, for those unable to acquire solar filters, individuals may bring their own eclipse glasses or use alternative projection methods. It is important to note that damaged filters and glasses from the 2017 solar eclipse should not be used.
For travelers planning to make their way to Oregon to witness this extraordinary phenomenon, it is crucial to be prepared for potential traffic congestion and to stay updated on local weather conditions. Packing essentials such as water, food, sunscreen, and bug spray is advised to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
Oregon’s picturesque landscapes and clear skies offer a truly unique backdrop for this celestial event. Both experienced eclipse enthusiasts and first-time observers are encouraged to prioritize safety while taking in the mesmerizing sight of the “Ring of Fire.”
As the day draws nearer, Oregon State Parks continues to work diligently to ensure an unforgettable experience for all eclipse enthusiasts.