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

Latitude: 44° 27' 48" NLongitude: 118° 42' 36" W
Duration of Totality*: 2m 6sPartial phase start: 9:08:45AM (PDT), at "1:00 o'clock" on the sun's disk
Totality Start*: 10:22:50AM (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 Prairie City!

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

Xavier Jubier's interactive map of the path near Prairie City

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

Prairie City, OR

Prairie City is in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017!
Observers there will see (appx.) 2m 6s 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



Prairie City OR has a Facebook page dedicated to the 2017 eclipse!


Prairie city is Located in Eastern Oregon, where there are miles of scenic byways and alpine wilderness great for the motorcycling or bicycling enthusiast. Working cattle ranches and basalt canyons are still the place for explorers to make their mark. Sitting on the edge of a vast grassland, surrounded by the Strawberry Mountains on one side and layers of ancient lava rock on the other, the area’s lakes and rivers are popular with fishermen casting for steelhead and mountain trout. It is an easy trip to the trailhead of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness for excellent day or multi-day hikes or horseback trips.  Prairie City sits on the Journey Through Time Oregon Scenic Byway and offers visitors several shopping, dining and lodging choices in its historic main street area.

We are seeking Food Vendors for 8/18-8/22! Contact city hall today at 541-820-3605, for more information or an application.
Seeking Swap Meet Vendors for 8/18-8/21, contact:

Need a place to camp or stay for the 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE?
Camping is filling up fast so get your reservations today!
Contacts for Eclipse 2017 camping:
Camp in your tent or RV next to the Historical Cemetery: 541-820-3510
RV camping at the Emmel Ranch: 541-820-3698
Visit the McDaniel Ranch facebook page for RV, and tent camping; FB page: 2017 Solar Event at McDaniel Ranch.
Visit Prairie City School website for tent camping:
15 miles west of Prairie City is "Kights Eclipse Camping" You can find them on facebook under "Kights Eclipse Camping" or contact her by email at

Prairie City's community association, church groups and civic groups will have entertainment and events. A Run and Ride(bicycle) is scheduled. A Swap Meet scheduled that weekend. There is also an educational series planned for that Sunday at Prairie City's School. There will be movies at the community center, and models will hit the runway at the community center with a fashion show.

Please watch the site for events as they get listed, and our "Eclipse in Prairie City-keep it simple" facebook page for a list events. (they have not been posted as of yet)

Have an activity or event planned for eclipse weekend? Contact City Hall 541-820-3605


Official Plans for viewing the eclipse from Prairie City

Hello from Prairie City Oregon! Here is some updated camping information for our little city, Thank you again for promoting the cities in the path of totality!

Need a place to camp or stay for the 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE?
Camping is filling up fast so get your reservations today!
Contacts for Eclipse 2017 camping:
RV Camping 1 block from downtown Prairie City: 510-847-2941
Prairie City RV camping with a view: 208-257-3555
John Day camping for Tents & RV's with a 360 degree view:
Camp in your tent or RV next to the Prairie City Historical Cemetery: 541-820-3510
RV Parking 2 blocks from downtown Prairie City: 541-620-1904 or 541-620-2310
RV & Tent camping with a stellar 360 view, 1.2 miles South of Prairie City. Shuttle service: 541-771-6642
Pine Creek Eclipse RV & Tent Camping-can accommodate large groups: 541-620-8947
Visit Prairie City School website for tent camping:
RV camping at the Emmel Ranch in Prairie City: 541-820-3698
Visit the McDaniel Ranch facebook page for RV and tent camping, FB page: 2017 Solar Event at McDaniel Ranch.
Camping with a 360 view, approximately 7 mi. east of Prairie City:
Are you RV or Tent campers seeking a great site with partial and full hookups, AND an astronomers presentation AND a live band Monday night?  You should call Sammi at Belly Acres Ranch in John Day Oregon - 619-987-1577 to make arrangements for a site with a 360 degree view and a country breakfast!  Google Solar Slam in Mt. Vernon!

Pictures of the Prairie City area

The Sun as seen from Prairie City, exactly one year prior to eclipse day!

If you are an official of Prairie City, 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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