Area stargazers will get chance to view eclipse in 2017

By John L. Braese
The Malheur Enterprise

In just over a year, portions of Malheur County could see visitors from around the world gazing skyward as a solar eclipse occurs over the United States for the first time in nearly three decades.

According to Dave Clark of NationalEclipse.com, this will be the first total solar eclipse seen in the U.S. in 26 years and the first seen in the contiguous U.S. in 38 years. It will also be the first total eclipse to travel across the U.S. from coast-to-coast since 1918 and the first total eclipse seen only in the U.S. since the nation’s founding in 1776.

For Oregon and Malheur County, August 21, 2017, will . . .