Total Eclipse of the Sun, 40 Years Ago

By David Schoetz

Mar 4, 2010 11:30am

Throwback Thursday: Week 5

I’m just going to let the video do the talking here, a 3 minute 40 second segment from March 7, 1970.

It was a rare astronomical occurrence in Mexico — a total solar eclipse that cast a sight in the sky and created an unusual lighting effect on the ground. It was all caught on camera by ABC News.

On set, check out the 1970 graphics. It always amazes me how far they have come. 


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