The sky a few hours before I was born

I don't know why, but this morning I became fully aware that I was born a few hours after a total eclipse of the sun. I did some internet research. Not only was there the eclipse, but an especially bright comet with a tail which stretched to span 30 degrees was discovered shining near the sun. It's probably the best known comet, It passed and disappeared again into the Oort Cloud where comets are said to inhabit till they return, this one not till after more than 84,000 years. I was taken back to that time when my mother was bringing me into the world. What must it have been like? What is the astrological significance?