Cameras Attached to Balloon Captures Incredible Video of Total Solar Eclipse

2017 eclipse high altitude balloon

By now you may think you've seen every possible vantage point of the 2017 total eclipse that passed over portions of the United States on August 21, 2017. From amateur shots to incredible NASA eclipse photos, we can't get enough of this incredible phenomenon—the first in 99 years. But Liem Bahneman, a self-proclaimed “armchair aeroscience geek” has a new spin on the eclipse thanks to a balloon.

Bahneman launched a high-altitude balloon strapped with three cameras prior to totality over Central Oregon. “There were three still cameras (one being a Ricoh Theta 360) and a GoPro recording video. This is the edited video, showing launch, the shadow of totality passing, and the last 40 seconds is the last of the footage before the battery died.”

The mesmerizing video shows the balloon as it launches high into the sky, with a darkening shadow falling across the landscape. If you can't get enough of the 2017 total eclipse, sit back and prepare to be enthralled by Bahneman's view of the event.

h/t: [PetaPixel]

All images and video via Liem Bahneman.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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