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The Future Has Arrived! 1991 News Report Mentions 2017 Solar Eclipse

19 Nov 2016, 14:57 UTC
The Future Has Arrived! 1991 News Report Mentions 2017 Solar Eclipse
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I was working on digitizing and archiving some old home movies from VHS and I came across this news report my dad must have recorded off the TV. It appears to be a Weather Channel report about the July 11, 1991 total solar eclipse that was visible from Mexico. I love how the voice over mentions the upcoming eclipse in 2017 - that means the future has arrived!This is also an agonizing reminder that the country is preparing for the eclipse and I've barely started planning. I have the date on my work calendar, but I don't have any concrete idea of where I'll be going or where I'll be staying. I'm leaning toward Missouri right now, but I need to do more research. Luckily, I've found plenty of great resources online such as GreatAmericanEclipse.com. I hear there is a huge gathering at an airport in the western part of the state, that could be a cool experience to see it with a ton of other people at once.I'm excited, and also trying to plan out what I would realistically want to do to document the occasion. I've read over and over again that if it's your first total solar ...

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