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Stratospheric Ballooning Team captures video of the solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse Shadow

Still from video captured of the shadow of the solar eclipse

On August 21, 2017 the stratospheric ballooning team at the U of MN - Twin Cities, supported by NASA's MN Space Grant Consortium, captured video of the eclipse shadow from far above the clouds near Grand Island, in eastern Nebraska. 

To overfly the video-telemetry ground stations, located in Grand Island and Aurora (20 miles E of Grand Island), the balloons were launched from Kenesaw (about 20 miles WSW of Grand Island). Stacks A, B, and C had video-telemetry payloads. Stacks D and E had non-telemetry cameras and other science experiments.

For more information and to see the footage captured, please visit:
http://www.aem.umn.edu/people/faculty/flaten/EclipseBallooningWebsite/eclipse_trip.html