Riverfront Park, Before The August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse, As A Mythological Event

Arrived Early
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People arrived at Riverfront Park early to set up their equipment for the eclipse.


Riverfront Park external link   •  Before the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:11:06 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 29 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5007
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Bicycle Police
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Two of Salem's bicycle mounted police were present to maintain order and prevent injuries.


Riverfront Park external link   •  Before the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:19:38 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 29 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5008
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Spent The Night
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A group of people brought a tent and spent the night in the park to insure a good spot.


Riverfront Park external link   •  Before the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:19:41 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 29 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5009
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The Park Early
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The park as it looked two hours before the eclipse. The line of trees at the back divided the park from Willamette Slough. Also, barely visible at the far end of the park, was one of the few park benches with space to sit still available.


Riverfront Park external link   •  Before the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:21:54 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 29 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5011
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Hammock
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One person spent the night in a hammock slung between two trees.


Riverfront Park external link   •  Before the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:27:31 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 29 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5016
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Reflector Telescope
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One fellow was bent over testing his reflector telescope.


Riverfront Park external link   •  Before the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:27:39 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 29 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5017
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South End
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The south end of the park with its just-mowed grass, and people just then finding the perfect place from which to view the eclipse.


Riverfront Park external link   •  Before the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:30:09 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 29 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5027
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Two Folk Filmed
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Two folk stood by a railing and filmed the event as it began to unfold that morning.


Riverfront Park external link   •  Before the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:36:43 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 29 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5039
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Cameras Ready
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Other folk pointed their cameras skyward in preparation to record the eclipse.


Riverfront Park external link   •  Before the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 08:36:57 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 29 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5040
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Moments Before
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The park as it looked just moments before the first small piece was nibbled from the sun's upper edge.


Riverfront Park external link   •  Before the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse external link   •  As A Mythological Event   •  Salem, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:05:06 Monday 21 August 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 29 August 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_5055
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