Monday, August 28, 2017

SOLAR ECLIPSE Taken by Tom A. Warner on August 21, 2017 @ Alliance, Nebraska

We got the unique opportunity to view the solar eclipse on 21 Aug 2017 from 39,000 ft over Alliance, Nebraska. We set up a holding pattern 20 minutes prior to the moons first contact with the sun and orbited within the totality shadow path while watching the eclipse progress. We saw the entire totality shadow (umbra) race towards us from the west and the sky went very dark as we entered. We could see lights on the ground, and the view of the moon and corona was something we will never forget. Words and pictures will never be able to fully describe what we experienced or the emotions we felt.

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