Join us for an amazing morning and witness an Annular Solar Eclipse with us! The path of totality will angle northwest across southern and central Oregon, giving us a spectacular opportunity to view the eclipse all while exploring the breathtaking Fort Rock.
Fort Rock is a natural wonder that rises out of the flatness of the Oregon high desert. It is an area that is locally referred to as the Sagebrush Ocean, a stunning piece of America’s landscape filled with raptors, coyotes and cowboys. A hike within the tuff ring, prior to settling in for the annular eclipse, will reveal tenacious stories of life and history! The high desert can be conceived as a foreboding place to survive, yet Native Americans called this very location home for thousands of years along with wildlife and flora that are enriching to one’s connection to nature.
What is an Annular Solar Eclipse? An annular solar eclipse happens when the moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the outer edges of the sun visible, forming a “ring of fire” or annulus around the moon. When the moon is near its furthest point from Earth it appears smaller than the sun and thus, does not completely cover the sun during a solar eclipse. As a result, the edges of the sun are not covered by the moon, creating the incredible “ring of fire” effect.