If you’re interested in seeing one of the great sights in the sky, you need to know the best places to watch the solar eclipse this year. It’s so exciting – I wish I lived in the USA this year - because on August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse. However, unless you’re in certain locations, you will only experience a partial eclipse. If you don’t want to miss this phenomenal event, these are the best places in America to see the total solar eclipse. And thank you to Goodhousekeeping.com for putting together a brilliant timetable of the eclipse moving from Oregon to South Carolina.
1. Madras, Oregon
Duration of Totality: 2 minutes 4 seconds
Starts At: 10:19 a.m. PDT
Madras is located in Oregon's high desert about a 2.5 hour drive southeast of Portland, in the shadow of Mount Jefferson. Come early for the Oregon Solar Fest and stick around after the eclipse to experience gorgeous sunsets like the one pictured here.
The Inn at Cross Keys Station is a great place to base yourself in Madras, 25 miles from Smith Rock State Park with comfortable, clean rooms, an indoor pool and daily breakfasts!
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