From UCBJ staff reports
In Cookeville and most of the Upper Cumberland region, the total solar eclipse of 2017 came and went as expected. Sure enough, as predicted and in a matter of just a few minutes, the bright hot sun was covered by the moon, leaving only a perfect halo to be seen by the naked eye.
Thousands of local and out-of-town viewers came to the U.C. region to be in the path of totality for this once-in-a-lifetime event (the next scheduled total solar eclipse to pass through Cookeville won’t be for another 500 years).
In coming days, the UCBJ will have follow-up stories detailing the impact of the eclipse on local businesses and the economy as a whole.