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Fuel Shortage Concerns Across Central Oregon

Tens of thousands of tourists are expected to arrive in Central Oregon over the next 48 hours. Local residents have been heeding the warnings and running into some long lines, and in some cases, gas shortages.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan joins us with details on how fuel shortages could affect Central Oregon over the weekend.

Tracking the Umbra

Take a look at the path that the moon’s shadow will take as it travels at 1350 miles per hour across the country on Monday.

NASA‘s Data Visualizer Analyst Ernie Wright takes you on a guided tour.

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

You can also watch all of our shows and live reports through live-streaming at www.centraloregondaily.com.

Bend Businesses Prepare for Eclipse Masses

 

We’re five days away from the Total Solar Eclipse 2017 that will cut a path 70 miles wide through Oregon on Monday with as many as a million people expected to make their way to our state for the event.

Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton looks at how Bend business owners and St. Charles Medical Center – Bend are preparing for the worst, while hoping for the best.

Photographing the Solar Eclipse

Here are some helpful tips on taking pictures during the total solar eclipse without hurting your eyes or your camera (or smartphone).

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.

Supper Club: Eclipse Preparations in Central Oregon

In the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the preparations for the upcoming solar eclipse in Bend and in Madras, where the Oregon Solarfest is being held, but for this week’s Supper Club we invited community leaders from Redmond, Sisters and the Central Oregon Visitors Association to see how they are preparing for the days leading up to the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.

Supper Club is sponsored by Selco Community Credit Union and Pine Tavern Restaurant.

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.

Organizers of Oregon Solarfest Prepare for The Big Event

Two years ago, three Madras natives started getting calls from all around the world, asking about the total solar eclipse, and when they realized that NASA had named their little hometown as THE place to be for the eclipse, they took a huge gamble, and launched what is now known as the Oregon Solarfest.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel headed to Madras for a look at the last-minute preparations leading up to the big event.

NASA Issues Warning About Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses

The Total Solar Eclipse is less than two weeks away and whether you are headed into the path of totality or will be watching it from your backyard in Bend, you need the right kind of eyewear to watch the event safely. That’s why NASA is issuing a warning about a growing market of fake glasses being sold around the country that could put you and your family’s eyesight at risk.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan reports on what you need to look for to make sure your glasses will protect you.

Supper Club: Addressing Concerns for the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

 For this week’s Supper Club, Roger JohnsonKristine McConnell, and Bill Duerden tackled the potential effects that the upcoming 2017 Solar Eclipse may have on Central Oregon.

Supper Club is sponsored by Selco Community Credit Union and Pine Tavern Restaurant.

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