2017 eclipse a major event
Thu, 10/27/2016 - 9:21am
County already bracing for influx of visitors
This truly is a big sky event.” — Steve Morgan
About two and half minutes of complete darkness. That’s what a total solar eclipse will bring to Clay County next August. Because the totality of the eclipse will sweep across the country in a narrow path, thousands of people are expected to converge on the places where it can be viewed.
“We happen to be right in the right spot in our part of the world,” Young Harris College Astronomy Professor Steve Morgan said at a Rotary luncheon on Tuesday. “This truly is a big sky event.”
The total eclipse will occur between 2:35 p.m. and 2:37 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 and while it's a year off, Clay County is preparing for the influx of people. An Eclipse Task Force spearheaded by Clay County’s Travel and Tourism Board and board chairperson Lee Holland has been established.
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