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Partial Solar Eclipse Astoria OR – August 21 2017

August 11th, 2017 by Clementines B&B

drawing of sun with partial solar eclipseAlthough Astoria is not in the path of totality for the August 21, 2017, solar eclipse, we will see a partial eclipse as the sun, moon and earth align so that the moon’s shadow blocks out the sun – NASA describes this phenomenon as a “celestial coincidence,” since the sun is about 400 times wider than the moon and about 400 times farther away. For extensive information about the eclipse, visit the websites of the Rice Space Institute and NASA.

Here in Astoria, the moon will block over 97% of the sun’s rays – 97.2% obscuration (the percentage of the sun’s area covered by the moon) and 97.3% magnitude (percentage of the sun’s diameter covered).  The eclipse begins here at 9:06 am PDT, and will reach its maximum at 10:18 am.  According to Travel Oregon, the sky will darken as if it’s overcast, and the moon’s silhouette will cover the sun leaving a glow of sunlight at the top. You may see the bright star Venus as well. The sun will emerge completely from the moon’s shadow at 11:37 am. The moon’s shadow will slow as it crosses the state, from about 3,400 miles per hour at the Pacific to 2,900 miles per hour as it reaches Idaho. To watch the path of the eclipse and a simulation of what you will experience in different locations, visit the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s website and select the location you wish to simulate.

Remember, even to observe a partial eclipse, you must use eclipse glasses with the ISO or CE mark on them certifying that they meet requirements for safely viewing the eclipse. The American Astronomical Society website lists brands available and retail locations. Glasses also may be obtained from the Oregon State Parks. To prevent damage to your retinas from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, wear these glasses for observation throughout the period of the eclipse, not just at the maximum period.

Unlike lodging in the immediate path of totality, Clementine’s Bed & Breakfast still has guest rooms and our extended stay Moose Suites available for August 20-22, as well as the preceding weekend. If you want to avoid the crowds in other parts of Oregon, it’s a perfect time to plan a late summer getaway to Astoria, whether you want to experience the eclipse, or just enjoy all our area in the Pacific Northwest has to offer, from great dining, shopping, and museums to hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.

Astoria Vacation Rental at Clementine’s Bed and Breakfast

May 11th, 2017 by Clementines B&B

Your vacation lodging in Astoria, the oldest American city west of the Mississippi River, should be in the city’s charming historic district, and the Moose Lodge at Clementine’s Bed & Breakfast is the perfect choice for families with children, couples traveling together or larger parties desiring individual quarters in the same location. Fido will be welcome, too!  Located next door to the B&B in the heart of Astoria’s historic district, you can walk to all the downtown shops, museums, restaurants, and activities. Two separate units are available: Moose Suites and the Riverview Loft.  Both have living areas, well-equipped kitchens for fixing your own breakfast (and other meals if you wish), private entrances, outdoor spaces, and views of the historic Flavel House and Columbia River, plus luxury linens, bath amenities, and robes to pamper you. A two night minimum is requested; weekly rates are available.

kitchen counter & post in foreground, floor lamp, sofa in middle, windows in rear

Moose Suites Common Area

The Moose Lodge began as a private residence over 150 years ago. Perhaps the oldest surviving house in Astoria, Job Ross, the original owner, lived there from some time in the 1850s until his death in 1895, when it was inherited by his son. Like many Victorian homes on the higher ground overlooking the Columbia River, it survived the devastating fire that destroyed Astoria’s downtown waterfront in 1922. The building began a new life as the Moose Temple Lodge, home of the fraternal Loyal Order of Moose, from 1925-1948, then became a Mormon meetinghouse from 1950-1966. When Judith Markham established the B&B in 1993, she began renovating the Job Ross home next door, soon to become The Lagniappe Café. In 1998, the building was transformed into accommodations for the B&B, and now, in 2017, into vacation rentals for guests seeking longer stays and/or accommodations for larger groups.

 

queen bed with green & white print bedspread, table lamp, bookshelves on right

Riverview Loft

We invite you to choose our new option for extended stay accommodations in Astoria’s historic district the next time your plans include a larger group or a longer stay to enjoy more of our area’s many attractions and activities. Both units in the Moose Lodge accommodate up to six people, and free unrestricted street parking is available. We hope you will make yourselves at home!

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