Solar Eclipse - August 21, 2017

A solar eclipse is arguably the most spectacular astronomical event that anyone will experience in their lives. There is a great deal of interest in watching eclipses, and thousands of astronomers (both amateur and professional) and other eclipse enthusiasts travel around the world to observe and photograph them.

The Aug. 21, 2017 solar eclipse begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time). The 60-mile wide path of totality—when the moon completely blocks the sun—will last for about two minutes starting at 10:15 a.m. on the Oregon coast between Waldport and Lincoln City.

The County is currently in the planning stage involving multi-disciplines and jurisdictions.   Our planning groups include:

  • Transportation
  • Medical, EMS and Public Health
  • Information and Messaging Coordination
  • Code/Policy Enforcement

Public Messaging and Notifications

Lincoln County utilizes a variety of communications modalities to communicate to the public. Media releases will be published on this page and elsewhere on the County's web site. See "What's New" and "News" sections in addition to this page. 

LINCOLN ALERTS: Emergency Notifications and Community Information 

Anyone can sign up to receive community information via text from City, Tribal and County Officials by texting any or all of the keywords below and/or your zip code to 888-777. Lincoln County Alerts: Sign up today. More information.

  • LINC4ALERTS       Information that may affect several or all areas of Lincoln County
  • LINC4COUNTY     Specific to County operations or scheduled County events
  • LINC4ECLIPSE     Specific to August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse event
  • LINC4ROADS        Specific to County Public Works - Roadways 

Social Media

Local Radio

Lincoln County has great partnerships with the terrestrial radio stations in the region. The public  should consider that cell service may experience interruptions during the weekend and on the day of the eclipse.  We encourage citizens to own a battery powered radio and take advantage of radio broadcasting during the eclipse. Some stations are offering specialty programming with subject matter experts.  Additionally,  local radio will be a source of traffic and news updates. 

  • Yaquina Bay Communications (KNPT-AM  1310 AM, Newport. KYTE-FM  102.7 FM, Newport. U92-FM  92.7 FM Newport. KBCH-AM  1400 AM, Lincoln City. KCRF-FM  96.7 FM, Lincoln City. KWDP-AM  820 AM, Waldport)
  • Boss Radio (100.7 FM)
  • The Wave (93.7 FM)
  • KYAQ (91.7 FM)

Print and Digital Media

  • More to come...