Video: Cameras attached to stratospheric balloon capture solar eclipse
Chances are that you’ve seen the recent coverage of the eclipse plastered everywhere. But you haven’t seen aerial footage of the Earth shrouded like this.
Self-proclaimed armchair aeroscience geek Liam Bahneman’s video shows the moment of take-off in central Oregon, to approximately 50,000-60,000 feet, capturing the eclipse’s development.
2017 Total Solar Eclipse footage from a near-space stratospheric balloon from Liem Bahneman on Vimeo.
Three still cameras including a Ricoh Theta 360 were attached to the balloon along with a GoPro to record video. What you see is an edited video with hopefully some images to come.
Dropping back down to Earth, the balloon was caught in a 60ft tall tree with the GoPro and Ricoh Theta 360 falling onto the ground safe and sound.
Liam’s footage feels creepy and dreadful like Earth has been enveloped within a deity’s hand. It’s a much different view than what we often see of an eclipse.
You can see more of Liam’s work here.