Outstanding Solar Eclipse as seen from 35,000 Feet High

The moon's shadow approached like a storm!

Eclipse expert Mike Kentrianakis captured this video from a Alaska Airline flight 870 from Anchorage to Honolulu. The flight made a planned diversion to intercept the path of the eclipse in the Pacific just north of Hawaii. From this vantage point, with a clear view of the horizon and well above the clouds, it’s easy to see the Moon’s shadow approaching like a storm from a great distance and at a speed of more than 1,200 mph. During totality, the Sun’s chromosphere and corona become visible, with prominences, streamers, and the usual display of the diamond-ring effect and Baily’s Beads just as the eclipse begins and ends.

The next total solar eclipse arrives on August 21, 2017. It will be visible from the continental U.S. in a narrow band from Oregon to South Carolina.

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