PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — For the second time in 6 years, Oregon was a prime viewing spot for an eclipse of the sun. In 2017, it was a total eclipse. This one, which began at 8:06 a.m. Saturday, is an annular eclipse.
The annular eclipse — which occurs when the moon moves between the Earth and the sun but does not entirely cover the sun — could be viewed in several areas in Oregon, including the Newport coastline, and areas near Fort Rock and La Pine, according to Oregon State Parks.
Although other Oregonians — namely, Portlanders — were not located in the path of annularity, they still had the opportunity to view the partial eclipse. However, the weather did play a factor. KOIN 6 Meteorologists say the best place to see the eclipse was likely in Klamath Falls and places east of the Cascades.
The eclipse started at 8:06 a.m., peaked at 9:19 a.m., and ended at 10:39 a.m.
KOIN.com used a livestream provided by OMSI down in Klamath Falls via TimeAndDate.com.