The Transylvania Times -

Solar Eclipse Wows Transylvania - Brevard, NC


August 21, 2017

Jeremiah Reed

Some had a great spot to view the eclipse, such as on the roof of O.P. Taylor's in downtown Brevard. More photos on page 15A. A time-lapse video of the eclipse may also be seen on The Transylvania Times' Facebook page.

In downtown Brevard a few minutes before the total solar eclipse at 2:37:22 p.m., the world seemed to get a little quieter. When the totality arrived, cheers and clapping broke out among calls of “wow” and “cool.”

And then, after months of preparation by local officials, and the excitement building among the public, it seemed like after just a few seconds, it was over.

The roads, which had been quiet for a few minutes for the viewing, again became busy as visitors headed down the Asheville Highway.

Prior to the totality at Brevard College, Kurt Pivko, of Durham, had bought a tele...

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