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Why you need to be in Oregon on Aug. 21

Courtesy of Rick Fienberg TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travel
The "diamond ring" phase of a total solar eclipse, taken right before totality. When the bright point disapears the inner corona becomes visable.

Bill Radke talks to former NPR reporter David Baron about why he believes everyone should witness a full solar eclipse in their lifetime. Baron also talks about his new book "American Eclipse"that tells the story of the 1878 full solar eclipse that stretched across the American West and drew the nation's scientists and eclipse chasers. 

If you are interested in seeing the eclipse in the "path of totality," you can visit Madras, Oregon. Bill talks to Lysa Vattimo who is helping the town prepare for the thousands of people expecting to travel to Madras to camp out and watch the eclipse. Visit Madras Eclipse for more information.

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