225 W. Olive St., Room 103
Newport, OR 97365
Virginia "Jenny" Demaris
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:
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.
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.
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.