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Solar eclipse from an airplane

Posted August 5, 2008

We've seen some neat video from Friday's total solar eclipse, but this may be the coolest! 

Check out the eclipse from an airplane over the Canadian Arctic.  This video was record from altitude of 27,000 feet from a location 140 km east of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. 

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  • Travised Aug 5, 2008

    GREAT footage. You need almost a ND6.0 when taking video of the sun (filter). Even when taking stills of the moon they help if you put on a .9 (13% transmission) or slightly higher. To think a 0.3 takes away 50% of the light. An ND4.0 transmission is 0.01%, or those of you that take photos, 13 1/3 exposure stops off! The sun is a MINIMAL of ND6 so thats .0001% to avoid damaging your camera. (not to mention your eyes, WELDING helmets)

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