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Last Minute Good News for Eclipse: Oregon Coast, Inland, Portland

Published 01/20/2019 at 4:39 AM PDT
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Last Minute Good News for Eclipse: Oregon Coast, Inland, Portland

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(Portland, Oregon) – The last full lunar eclipse for many years happens tonight (Sunday), starting at about 7:30 p.m., and so far the weather forecast has not been good for viewing in places like Portland, the Oregon coast or the rest of the inland state. But there may be some small, periodic breaks in the clouds, according to weather pundits.

Both the Portland area and the bulk of the Oregon coast are predicted to be mostly cloudy tonight, which is different than completely cloudy. In fact, Saturday night saw a thin layer of clouds where the nearly full moon was quite visible, but predictions from the National Weather Service (NWS) don’t address is similar conditions are in store tonight.

The final verdict from the NWS: some breaks will happen. There is a 50 percent chance of showers before 10 p.m., which could further dampen viewing since the eclipse starts earlier than that.

The initial stage begins to darken the moon at 7:33 p.m. From there it grows ever darker.

According to OMSI’s Jim Todd, the eclipse’s total phase starts at 8:41 p.m., lasting 62 minutes, then finally ending at 9:43 p.m. The point of greatest eclipse is at 9:12.

“The eclipsed moon will be 43 degrees above the southeastern horizon at the instant of the greatest eclipse,” Todd said. “Finally, the partial eclipse ends at 10:50 p.m.”

At one point you’ll see the moon turn a deep orange. That’s because the only light hitting it will be filtered through the edges of the atmosphere, where sunrise and sunset are on opposite sides of the globe. Essentially, that’s the colors of the sunrise painting the moon.

Also of note for the Oregon coast: weather gets mostly sunny on the beaches later this week. Starting Thursday, predictions are for sunny to mostly sunny through to Saturday. See Oregon Coast Weather

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