Friday, November 30, 2012

Solar eclipse from 37 kilometers up

Jason Major
Universe Today

"By launching a weather balloon carrying a wide-angle camera into the stratosphere above Queensland, eclipse hunter and amateur astronomer Catalin Beldea and her team were able to obtain their incredible video of the November 14 total eclipse from high enough up that the shadow of the Moon was visible striking Earth’s atmosphere. Totality only lasted a couple of minutes so good timing was essential… but they got the shot. Very impressive!"

Read Jason's article, "In the Shadow of the Moon," at Universe Today, HERE.

The video was organized with and for Romania’s Stiinta& by editor-in-chief Marc Ulieriu and assembled by Daniel Toma. Music by Shamil Elvenheim.

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