Silverton Oregon Eclipse Resources

Welcome to The Madrona Wilderness Eclipse Viewing Event in Silverton Oregon

Some tips 
-Cell phone coverage may be spotty during the eclipse weekend.  If you are relying on google maps to get you here we recommend you download the route map to your phone before you leave - should you lose cell signal.  Also, in an emergency, if you can't make a voice call Oregon now has "text-to-911."  (Text messages have much wider coverage than voice.)
-Traffic on Sunday and Monday is expected to be terrible.  Research alternate routes if you are leaving from Portland for our house.  Note that you can get here without going through downtown Silverton if traveling from the North.
-We will be having a celestial-costume themed dance party on Sunday night August 20th.
-We will have pancakes and fruit available for breakfast on the morning of the eclipse from 8-9 am.
-Jim Niemeyer will be bringing a telescope adapted for viewing the sun.
-Bring a pair of solar glasses (can be purchased at most Silverton stores) - be aware of knock-offs.  See NASA viewing tips.
-Other activities: Wildlife viewing, fire station tour, slack-lining, corn hole, berry picking and non-fire-campfire. 

Weather at our house

Silverton, OR: Latitude: 45° 00' 18" N Longitude: 122° 46' 59" W
  • Eclipse Duration of Totality: 1m 46s
  • Partial phase start: 9:05:41AM (PDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
  • Totality Start: 10:17:46AM (PDT) 
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Here are some Other good Oregon eclipse resources