A total solar eclipse happens about every 18 months somewhere on the earth. But many times, those eclipses aren't visible in places that are populated. The August 21, 2017 eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible from anywhere in the mainland U.S. since 1979. So it's kind of a big deal. Here's a look back at how the world as looked at previous solar eclipses.
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Makanda is designated as the nation's spot of the longest total duration of eclipse totality, at 2 minutes, 41.6 seconds.