12 Jul Get Ready for the August 21 Solar Eclipse!
Wallowa County, Oregon — On Monday, August 21, there will be a solar eclipse, the first one in the United States since 1979. While Wallowa County is not in the path of totality, we will still experience a partial eclipse (98.6%). The difference between the 100% Total Solar Eclipse that Baker County and other parts of Oregon and the United States will see since they fall within the path of totality is significant, according to experts, and they advise people to get into the path of totality to fully experience this rare and spectacular natural astronomical event.
However, if you are not careful, you could risk injuring your eyes — permanently. That’s why we are strongly recommending everyone to get a pair of approved solar eclipse glasses, available at Wallowa Valley Eye Care in Enterprise; Wallowology in Joseph; and the libraries in both Enterprise and Wallowa. These flimsy glasses may not look like much, but they are essential to protect your eyesight so you can fully experience the eclipse.
On Thursday, August 17, Wallowology at 508 North Main St. in Joseph is offering a free presentation on the eclipse at 7:00 pm. Join them to learn more!
We wish you a great solar eclipse experience, wherever you choose to watch it!