On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the band of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse.
The band of totality (also called the "path of totality") is a 70 mile-wide area that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina where the moon will be seen to completely cover the sun. Observers will be treated to darkness mid-day, and the awe-inspiring view of the sun's tenuous atmosphere (it's corona) as it glows and swirls from behind the moon.
The next total solar eclipse to be visible from the Western United States will happen in the year 2045, and there won't be another total solar eclipse visible from Oregon State this century, or likely, in your lifetime.
To commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime event, I've taken a pun a little too far and made "Band of Totality" Heavy Metal T-shirts, so we can brag about being at the show of the century for the rest of our days