Solar Eclipse History

Everyone is gearing up for the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The last solar eclipse has not occurred for over 30 years. It occurred on Monday, February 26, 1979. This is a memorable day in history due to it being the day of the last solar eclipse, but for Lou Tomososki it holds a deeper meaning. It was on this day that Lou Tomososki went partially blind. So for this solar eclipse, protect your eyes! If you plan on looking at it, make sure to buy protective glasses.

Here is what was going on during the last solar eclipse.

  • Jimmy Carter was president
  • Corinne Bailey Rae and Mariano Bainotti was born
  • The most popular song in the US was “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” by Rod Stewart
  • CBS’ premiered a NYC sitcom entitled “Flatbush”
  • The 47 Ronin was one of the most viewed movies released
  • Overload, by Arthur Hailey, was one of the best-selling books
  • People fell in love with Stockard Channing in Just Friends
  • NASL Socceror Speed Freak was the video game of the time

Wonder what this solar eclipse will bring…