The total solar eclipse has earned its own Burning Man-like festival.
About 30,000 eclipse-chasers descended on Big Summit Prairie, Oregon, last week to camp, dance, and make cosmic connections at the Oregon Eclipse Festival, a weeklong tribute to the August 21 eclipse. It’s possibly the biggest and most remote of eclipse gatherings in the US.
Thirteen festival promoters from around the world joined forces to organize the festival, which took on a Burning Man flavor with its art installations, workshops, and seven concert stages. Tickets sold out, but all-week passes were reselling on StubHub for $285 per person.
We scoured Instagram for the best photos inside Oregon Eclipse Festival.
Oregonians were treated to one of the best viewings of the total solar eclipse — when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun and blocks out the sun’s light — on August 21.
Big Summit Prairie, a giant, privately owned clearing in the crown of the Ochoco Mountains, was the perfect setting for the country’s biggest and most remote eclipse gathering. Festival organizers chose the idyllic spot for its high likelihood of clear skies.
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We’ll continue to update this post as the festival unfolds.
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