Jefferson County Tourism Group is the sponsor and event planner for the 2017 OregonSolarFest. They welcomed thousands of people for the great american eclipse on August 21st, 2017 to watch the moon will pass in front of the sun casting the small Central Oregon town of Madras into complete darkness for over two minutes.
Labeled “The Great American Eclipse” and “The National Eclipse, the worlds greatest natural phenomenon was the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in America since 1918. Entering Oregon and exiting in South Carolina, most of the Continental United States was able to partially see the 2017 eclipse. However, the greatest viewing was fully experience total darkness, within a 67 mile band of the shadow.
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