Balloon Cameras Catch Moon's Shadow from Stratosphere Crossing US During Eclipse

StoryfulWeatherPublished: October 4, 2017
Published: October 4, 2017

A group of California students launched a series of weather balloons with video camera during the August 21 eclipse and caught a view of the moon’s shadow crossing over the Earth. Students from the Earth to Sky Calculus program in California spread across the path of totality to launch the balloons. The cameras were 100,000 feet above the Earth’s surface when they captured the more than 70-mile-wide shadow. The science program gives students the opportunity to study the stratosphere via weather balloons. Credit: Vimeo/Ginger Perez via Storyful

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