View of Solar Eclipse from Aircraft Window and Airport

Hello Everyone! I have something interesting to share with you all today!

As of this Month (August), A Total Solar Eclipse will pass by the United States of America on August 21, 2017 through several states. While seeing an eclipse is an awesome sight to see, it is more amazing to see it on an airplane. A Normal Solar Eclipse will last Two Minutes and Forty Seconds (2:40) in the ground, but when on an airplane, it is extended by a couple of minutes (usually extended by one or two minutes), and is one of the most spectacular sights to see.
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Source (Pintrest): http://www.trendingly.com/window-seat/2


Source: http://www.launchphotography.com/Total_Solar_Eclipse_2015.html
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Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/alaska-airlines-flight-passengers-witness-solar-eclipse-spectacle/

Here is a Video of a Solar Eclipse from an Airport somewhere in the world!

I Hope you like this topic, This is something new to me, as I never seen an Eclipse before!
Where will you be when the eclipse happens?


Source: https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/nation/

View what the Eclipse will look like in your area here:
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2017-august-21

Besides all about aviation, I hope that if you are in the Totality zone, Go to your local airport and take some photos of what the eclipse looks like! Thanks, and have an awesome day!

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Wow! Thanks for this. I might try to get on a last minute flight down to FL and hopefully be in the path of totality when it strikes.

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Luckily I’m taking a trip to Oregon and Seattle on the 12 and will be able to see it (and some nice planes obviously!) I’m getting a camera and gonna take a photo of it! I’ll be in Oregon when it happens.

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Their are plane tickets being sold right now that are exclusively for this event. The tickets are crazy expensive so anyone without tons of money and with some sense will just take a regular flight.

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I’ve heard about this eclipse and I’m very excited! It would be incredible to see on an aircraft!

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I’ll be down in Florida! My family and I have our viewing glasses ready and are psyched for it!

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The length of time in totality depends on the size of the shadow (varies with each eclipse depending on the distance the Moon is from Earth) and where you are located in the shadow. 2:40 about the maximum for this eclipse…others are shorter or longer in time.

I’ll be flying up to Missouri to visit with relatives and see totality. Hoping for clear skies!

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Brilliant! Would love to be airbourne during one of these events, look forward to seeing what pictures are captured!

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Wooooah those pictures are so cool!!! That would be the coolest thing ever to see in an airplane!!

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WOW these pics are actually awesome man

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You are so lucky! We don’t get a total solar eclipse in the UK until 2026 :( maybe before, maybe after that :( Nice photos though! Although because a solar eclipse makes the sky dark it makes it look like night so was it a night flight or during the day flight?

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This would be a cool Easter egg for global ;)

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Wow, imagine being able to see a spectacular natural event like this from an aircraft!

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I’ve never seen a Solar Eclipse before. I can’t wait to see it in SoCal!

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You’re still pretty lucky, the next one in Finland is in 2126 lol.


It would be so amazing to see it from an airplane!

If I’m correct Alaska Airlines (?) flew a route really weirdly so they could see the eclipse up there. That was a few years ago I think.

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That would be insane.

The UK had an eclipse 2 years ago, we got about 90% where I was. Amazing spectacle, just don’t look straight at it :)

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Lucky you will be able to see it from a plane! We will get to see the total eclipse at our school this August.

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What I wanna do is what they did a few year back when the Concorde was young. They flew along the path allowing them to see totality for more than 74 minutes. Regardless I still wanna see a total solar eclipse from a plane and see the shadow approaching the plane.

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Delta 2466 follows the August 24 eclipse with its flight path almost exactly, which is awesome!

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