These guys captured the total solar eclipse from a stratospheric balloon
For all of the many (many, many) eclipse photos and videos that have been released, this is probably a view you haven't seen yet: the shadow of the moon traversing Oregon, as seen from a stratospheric balloon.
The video was captured by Liem Bahneman, a self-proclaimed 'armchair aeroscience geek' who posted the final version to his Vimeo account alongside this description:
I launched a camera-laden balloon before totality passed over Central Oregon. There were three still cameras (one being a Ricoh Theta 360) and a GoPro recording video. This is the edited video, showing launch, the shadow of totality passing, and the last 40 seconds is the last of the footage before the battery died.
The video more or less explains itself. After reaching altitude around the 40-second mark, you begin to see the shadow of the moon creep over the landscape from the right of the frame... and keep creeping until it has passed through and off into the distance stage-left. It might not be as awe-inspiring as watching the sun become obscured, but it's still somehow mind-blowing to see so much of the Earth cast in darkness.
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