Solar Eclipse Interactive Map

NASA’s Total Solar Eclipse interactive map is HERE. Find out how much of the solar eclipse you will see if you are out of the totality band.

This interactive Google map shows the path of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017, Aug 21. The northern and southern path limits are blue and the central line is red. You MUST be somewhere within the central path (between the blue lines) to see the total phase of the eclipse. The eclipse is longest on the central line (red). The yellow lines crossing the path indicate the time and position of maximum eclipse at 10-minute intervals.

The green marker labeled GE is the point of Greatest Eclipse. The magenta marker labeled GD is the point of Greatest Duration. This is the location where the total eclipse lasts the longest along the entire path. (The magenta band on either side of the Greatest Duration marker shows a region where totality lasts within 0.1 seconds of the maximum.) In the case of the 2017 eclipse, the Greatest Duration is 2 minutes 40.2 seconds.

User Directions: Click anywhere on the map to add a red marker. A popup window appears above the marker with the calculated eclipse times and duration of annularity for that location (see explanation of Eclipse Circumstances below). The ‘x’ in the upper right corner of the popup window closes the popup window. Additional markers can be placed anywhere on the map. Move the cursor over a marker to reveal a popup window with the eclipse times for that position. The predictions in the popup window can also be displayed in a new web page via the Eclipse Times Popup button (bottom right).

All the markers can be removed by using the Clear Marker button (below the map). Choose the Large Map check box to produce a bigger map (hint: enlarge the browser window to its maximum size before selecting the Large Map check box). This option is especially useful to users with large monitors.

How to Safely Watch the Total Solar Eclipse

Here are some helpful tips to make sure you have a safe and unforgettable experience when watching the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

Central Oregon Daily will be live from Oregon Solarfest in Madras, beginning Friday, August 18 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on KOHD and 7 p.m. on KBNZ. Then we will continue with live reports throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday on KOHD-ABC and KBNZ-CBS, and then we will have live broadcasts at 6 p.m. on KBNZ-CBS and 11 p.m. on KOHD-ABC on Sunday night. We will broadcast live during the eclipse from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

Starting Friday, August 18, you can also watch all of our shows and live reports through live-streaming at centraloregondaily.com.

The Life and Legacy of Lawrence ‘Red’ Zufelt (1927-2017)

Bend has lost one of its Band of Brothers. Lawrence ‘Red’ Zufelt passed away on Wednesday, August 9 at the age of 90.

He served in the Navy during World War II and was close enough to see the mushroom cloud from the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, and then he was on the battleship Missouri 27 days later when the Japanese surrendered. “Red” stayed in the Navy and served through the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

He left high school to serve in the war, so in 2014, he was awarded an honorary degree at Bend High School. A graveside ceremony will be held with full military honors on Wednesday, August 16, at Pilot Butte Ceremony at one o’clock in the afternoon.

Destination Oregon: Celebrating 100 Years of Paisley’s Original Schoolhouse

There’s nothing quite like growing up in a small town. One small town in southeastern Oregon is proudly celebrating its heritage this year after its original schoolhouse turned 100 years old.

Dave Jones takes us to Paisley for this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford.

The Great Outdoors: Preserving the Pacific Crest Trail

There are so many popular trails for hikers to enjoy in Central Oregon that it’s easy to forget that those trails didn’t just happen. They were created so that millions of visitors could enjoy them every year and they have to be maintained to keep them accessible to everyone.

In this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, Brian Jennings meets the volunteers who work year-around to protect and preserve one of the longest trails in North America.