The last time a total solar eclipse passed through our area was 1918, but did you know the last total solar eclipse to pass over North America was in 1979? I found this CBS News Special Report with Walter Cronkite; it's really neat.

1979 Total Solar Eclipse TV News Report from Michael Kentrianakis on Vimeo.

Wow, things have certainly changed in 38 years, even weather gathering and space exploration technology has grown by leaps and bound.

HERE are more facts about this coming Monday's total solar eclipse.