Kanarraville Recovers from Brush with Astronomical Fame

May 21, 2012

Life is just getting back to normal in the small Southern Utah town of Kanarraville -- population 355 -- after it hosted upwards of 15,000 people for Sunday's annular solar eclipse.

The small Iron County town sits right in the heart of the annular path, called the "sweet spot", guaranteeing a perfect Ring of Fire for 4 minutes on Sunday night.

Thousands of spectators descended on the town between Cedar City and St. George with telescopes, binoculars, special observational equipment, or just a pair of cheap eclipse-viewing glasses handed out for free by the Cedar City/Brian Head Tourism Bureau.

The next annular eclipse will take another path, so to have the sweet spot so nearby may have been a once-in-a-lifetime designation.