24-minute silent video of Outer Banks sunrise charms nation amid pandemic’s chaos – By Mark Price (The State) / April 6 2020
The National Park Service did something a little unusual on Palm Sunday: It posted a 24-minute uncut video on Facebook of the sun rising off North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
No narration, no details, no explanation, other than: “Grab a cup of coffee and join us for sunrise.”
The video has reached 80,000 people since it was broadcast live from Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the park told McClatchy News. It’s currently getting an average of 1,000 views an hour and more than 400 people have shared it, including people who say they watched from as far away as the United Kingdom.
Many of the commenters have offered thanks, and said the video offered comfort, “peacefulness and calm” during the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic that has so far seen more than 1.2 million confirmed cases, 70,000 deaths and 270,000 recoveries, according to Johns Hopkins University.