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Child Care and the Solar Eclipse of 2017

The Early Learning Division is providing the following documents to help you prepare your program and families for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The health and safety of children and staff is important during the solar eclipse event.

What: During the solar eclipse, the moon will cover all or part of the sun for up to three hours. Depending on location, the eclipse will occur from about 9:00 am‐11:45 am with a total eclipse between about 10:19‐10:21 am.

Where: In Oregon, the “path of totality,” where the sun is completely covered, is from Lincoln City, across Salem, through Sisters, Redmond, Prineville, John Day, and Ontario. Throughout the rest Oregon, the eclipse will be seen as a partial eclipse.

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