What time does the solar eclipse start in Portland?

(Mark Graves, The Oregonian/OregonLive)

solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, is expected to attract hordes of sky-watchers to such Oregon hot spots as Madras, where there’s traditionally a good chance of clear skies in August.

But what if you’re in Portland, Oregon’s largest city? We’re not in the path of totality, but the City of Roses will have 99.2 percent obscuration. In case you’re behind on your eclipse lexicon, here’s a reminder that obscuration refers to the amount of the sun that will be covered by the moon.

That’s still pretty good, isn’t it, Portlanders? Whether you can’t get away because of work, or you prefer to avoid the crowds in the path of totality, here’s what Portlanders need to know about when the solar eclipse is happening in our fair city on Monday.

The solar eclipse will begin at 9:06 a.m., and end at 11:39 a.m. The 99.2 percent obscuration occurs at 10:19 a.m. The whole shebang will last two hours and 32 minutes.

Want more information on the solar eclipse? We’re all over it here at OregonLive.com. Here are some examples:

Live updates: 2017 total solar eclipse in Oregon (Sunday news)

Here at OregonLive.com, we’ll be updating the weather forecast for the morning of Monday, Aug. 21. As of Sunday morning, here’s what the predictions are for cities around Oregon.

— Kristi Turnquist

kturnquist@oregonian.com
503-221-8227
@Kristiturnquist

In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 photo, a worker at Ace Hardware fans out eclipse glasses that the store offers for sale in Spring City, Tenn.

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