UNG campuses experience a rare total solar eclipse

On Aug. 21 north Georgia residents experienced a sight that won’t happen again for another 375 years. A swath of the country from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, was blanketed in near-total darkness for a couple of minutes during the afternoon for a rare total solar eclipse.

The eclipse coincided with the first day of fall classes at UNG’s five campuses. Classes were cancelled from noon to 4 p.m. to allow UNG students, faculty and staff to experience the historic event.