Solar eclipse

Alaska Airline’s eclipse trip

Alakas Airlines ecllipse

Photo courtesy Alaska Airlines


Here’s a great eclipse photo and (below) a video taken from an Alaska Airlines plane during the total solar eclipse on March 8.

To get those photos – and make a planeload of eclipse chasers happy – Alaska Airlines actually changed the path and the timing of Flight 870 from Anchorage to Honolulu so that it would intersect the “path of totality” – the darkest shadow of the moon as it passes over the Earth – at the exact right time.

I think it was definitely worth the trouble!

Video courtesy Mike Kentrianakis / American Astronomical Society.

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