What the world was like during the last total solar eclipse for much of the US

Everyone is talking about the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, and with good reason. There hasn't been one quite like it in nearly 100 years.

While eclipses happen fairly frequently somewhere on Earth, they aren't often visible in the most populated areas.

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The last total solar eclipse visible from a large portion of the United States took place on Saturday, June 8, 1918. The video above shows what the world was like then.

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