Total solar eclipse lives up to billing

Thousands converge on Cookeville, U.C. to view the event


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.

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