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This News Anchor Covering The 1979 Eclipse Hoped For 'A World At Peace' In 2017

Believe it or not, there has not been a visible total eclipse in North America since 1979. They've popped up in other place around the world since then, but this is the first time in 38 years Americans will be able to see one. 

Rare or not, people are going back and seeing how the US reacted to the last solar eclipse. Some people have uncovered this now-viral and very touching clip from the February 26, 1979 broadcast of ABC News. 

In the clip, news anchor Frank Reynolds hopes that the next eclipse falls "on a world at peace." Obviously, things didn't quite turn out that way and people can't help but feel like we let Mr. Reynolds, and the moon, down. 

The next total eclipse in North America will be in 2024. Hopefully, we'll get things together by then. 

[h/t AV Club]

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