Great American Eclipse is nearly here

This is the first total solar eclipse to be visible in the contiguous U.S. in 38 years.
2:10 | 08/15/17

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This was the image many of you saw a right here in 1979. And ABC news made a promise that that. This is an ABC news special. Live coverage of the solar eclipse it was fed were 26 1979. It was Frank Reynolds. Reporting good morning this is indeed a special events broadcast of our genuine special event. The last total eclipse of the sun over the confidant this century it was the last two solar eclipse would see in the United States it's showing the eclipse of the sun over Portland Oregon. We have been carefully looking to disguise for centuries this video from the 1920s over New York City that in 1932 on top of the Empire State Building New Yorkers and visitors peering through what was protective eyewear back then. Org in February 19 79 at observatory hill in golden deal Washington. As Frank Reynolds was on the year. Not until August when he first Teddy seventeen. Well another eclipse be visible from North America that's 38 years from now. Time flies eighties almost here one week from today. The first time in 99 years that a solar eclipse will span the entire continental US. From Salem organ to Omaha to Nashville to Charleston and America is getting ready mr. eriksson's astronomy club it's CN ago high school in Vail Arizona. I didn't part of my astronomy club were preparing for England's David and it and tens of thousands of Americans will head to more than twenty national parks. My. Partner program and where every two minutes and 22 seconds. When the moon will block the sun completely. What are the images from the last time and next Monday this totals solar eclipse will be seventy miles wide 3000 miles long across fourteen states and all of it. Frank Reynolds promised. Right here live on ABC news may they. Shadow over the moon fall in a world peace and ABC news of course will bring you a complete report on that. Next eclipsed 38 years from now 1 PM eastern next Monday set your DVR so I'll see you then good night.

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