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Eclipse in Goldendale to about 98 percent of totality


August 9, 2017


BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT: The eclipse is coming Aug. 21. This map shows the path of totality and percentages of totality across the country. Goldendale in the range of close to 98 percent.

Parts of Washington state will be treated to an extraordinary show during what NASA is calling the "Great American Eclipse" on Aug. 21, even though the sun won't completely disappear.

As the total eclipse cuts a swath across neighboring Oregon and Idaho, some locations in the state will enjoy a "deep partial eclipse," said astronomer Michael Allen of Washington State University.

"With most of the sun obscured by the moon, it will get partially dark," he said, similar to very early in the morning.

"The stars won't come out, but for about two minutes, daylight will definitely be dimmer," he said.

Just before 10:30 a.m., spectators in places such as Pullman and Walla Walla will see the m...

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