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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, which is kind of a big deal if you're a huge fan of the moon. Or even just a fan of the movie Moon with Sam Rockwell. OK, maybe not necessarily that, but it doesn't change the fact that it's a pretty great movie.

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.