Many already know that total solar eclipses are a rare sight at any particular location because totality exists only along a narrow path on the Earth’s surface traced by the Moon’s full shadow or umbra, but what if you were to view this phenomenon in space? Well, until space tourism becomes common, not many will get the pleasure of doing so, that is unless…you have access to a high-altitude weather balloon. Read more for a video and additional information.
Sent Into Space visited Fort Laramie, Wyoming to capture a total solar eclipse from space for the BBC using a high-altitude weather balloon and a 360° camera array. The footage they captured is claimed to be the the world’s first stabilized 16:9 hyperlapse of an eclipse from the edge of space, or in other words, from approximately 165,000-feet.