The Great American Eclipse of 2017 As Experienced By Portland and HQ

On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America was treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality was able to view one of nature’s awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse.

Our Portland office (those lucky Oregonians) was very close to the path of totality and experienced a 99.7% eclipse while HQ saw a spectacular partial eclipse where the moon covered 74.4% of the sun’s disk. The adjacent total eclipse photo is courtesy of Robert Nicholas, Manager Tech Pubs, who was in Corvallis, OR where the total eclipse lasted about 90 seconds. Next to it is a photo taken in HQ parking lot of the CA partial eclipse by Kyle Fahrenbach, Sr. Tech. Support Engineer.

“My wife and I went to Salem, Oregon, so that we could view the 100% eclipse. During totality, it was breathtaking. We could see Jupiter, Mars, Venus and of course the beautiful corona of the Sun. It was also fun watching the crescent shaped shadows before and after totality. It’s my second total eclipse and hopefully not my last,” said Wayne Misled, Director Big Data Solutions, based in our Portland office.

At HQ, employees gathered in the front parking lot where they were able to view the partial eclipse using specially-designed glasses and play with shadows.

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