Remember the big solar eclipse back in 2017? The one we all stood out in the parking lot to watch through welding masks and those cheesy solar eclipse sunglasses? The folks at took that event to a whole other level. Literally.

First, they headed out to Wyoming, then they loaded a high altitude weather balloon up with cameras and launched it to about 165,000 feet (50 kilometers or about 31 miles), timing the apex of the flight to coincide with the totality of the eclipse. Then they stitched together all of the footage and we have our first glimpse of a complete solar eclipse of the earth as viewed from space.


Their recently published video takes less than a minute to watch and is pretty mesmerizing.

You'll never look at a solar eclipse the same again.

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