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Local Circumstances for the 21 AUG 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at Madras, OR:

Latitude: 44° 38' 00" NLongitude: 121° 07' 46" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 2sPartial phase start: 9:06:43AM (PDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 10:19:36AM (PDT)
*All times shown are calculated for the lat/long specified above, and are accurate to within a couple of seconds, due mainly to influences of the "edge effects" at the start and end of totality.
For a more detailed explanation of this, please see the "About Accuracy" section of this great 2017 eclipse page by Ernie Wright of NASA!
Please also note that these times have been converted from UTC; if you see times on other sites that say "UTC"/ "UT", or "GMT", those are NOT the local times for you in Madras!

Standard Google Map of Madras and vicinity
Current Weather Forecast for Madras
Visit our "Weather" links above for other great cloud cover forecast maps!

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Madras

See our instructions page for use of the above map!
Launch a full-screen version of the above map!

Madras, OR

Madras is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 2s of totality!

(Get your eclipse glasses here – you MUST have them to safely view the partial phases!)

Do you have a location that could host folks seeking to watch the eclipse?
First, we'd suggest you contact your local Chamber of Commerce and/or Town/City Council.
But then, check out Sky & Telescope Magazine's Marketplace for viewing locations! also has a (paid) Eclipse advertising section, where you can make and post an ad to promote your products and services!


Please be sure to check out Dr. Kate Russo's excellent White Paper on Community Eclipse Planning!

Not where you want to be?
Go back to other OR cities!
Visit community pages for other states


See this article about the eclipse in Madras from the Portland (OR) Tribune

And visit for the latest info on seeing the eclipse from Madras!

Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Madras is Happening in Madras, Oregon !
Oregon SolarFest Festival with music, camping (from  tent, dry RV, Easy camping and Glamping), Kids Dome, food vendors, commercial vendors, NASA booth, educational pieces etc. Passess for the Festival, day of parking, shuttle and more! 
Weekly new things are being added to our list of items.


Follow us at:

Twitter: @oregonsolarfest 
Instagram: OregonSolarFest & Jefferson.County.Tourism.Group

The Lowell Obervatory in Flagstaff AZ (yes, THAT Lowell Observatory!) is working with community of Madras, OR and the Oregon Solarfest on our event - Lowell Observatory’s 2017 Solar Eclipse Experience, which is being held at the Madras High School Football Field.

The event is focused on community and student education, and is open to the public for a small fee. Their description follows:

"Our event is an opportunity for members of the public and students to safely experience the rare occurrence of being in the path of totality for a solar eclipse. Viewers in Madras, OR can expect to see over 2 minutes of totality. Attendees will enjoy: solar glasses with safe viewing instructions, expert viewing announcements, hourly astronomy talks by Lowell Observatory renowned astronomers, a Sunday evening Star Party, live broadcast by the Science Channel from the football field, telescopes, food, refreshments, and various science-centric exhibition and vendor booths."

Please plan to stop by and participate - great things are happening in Madras!

An Eclipse camp in Madras Oregon has been approved to be on the shuttle route in Madras, which will take our campers to both the Solar fest and Lowel- sponsored events at the High School.  We are listed already on Sky and Telescope.

We still have amazing camping spots available with clear views in all directions both East/ West as well North/South!
Please visit:

More links for the Madras area!  Please check them out:

Please join us for a fly-in at 'Solar Port' at the Madras Municipal Airport in Madras Oregon! 

We are one of the top viewing areas with the best weather conditions! 
We are having a great fly in for up to 5 days! 
Please check out our website and feel free to share the information!

Pictures of the Madras area

No pictures of Madras have been submitted yet!

Organic Earthly Delights is hosting an event for August 18th - August 21st on their 100-acre Organic Farm. Here is a link to all of the information:

If you are an official of Madras, who is responsible for Eclipse2017 public outreach,
please send us information about your community’s 2017 eclipse plans – so we can share it here with everyone!
(Please note, we are completely swamped with requests, so NO more pictures - and PLEASE give us the text EXACTLY so we can cut and paste it in!) encourages everyone to get into the path of totality on eclipse day,
and see one of the greatest sights the sky has to offer!

(And make sure to have eclipse glasses on hand for everyone!)

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