Solar eclipse from space | Hyperlapse of eclipse in space at 165,000 feet

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The 2017 total solar eclipse from space filmed on board a high altitude weather balloon. The Great American Eclipse was filmed above Wyoming for the BBC series Earth From Space. We launched a high altitude weather balloon filled with helium to an altitude exceeding 50km, timing the apex of the

flight to coincide with totality.

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Using a series of cameras aligned with nanometre precision, we filmed 360 degrees of footage for three hours from launch. On landing, we stitched the footage together and digitally stabilised the footage frame by frame to artificially lock the viewer perspective on the horizon, cropping down to a traditional 16:9 ratio. Finally, we speed-ramped the footage to create the world’s first hyperlapse of a solar eclipse from space.

Launched alongside NASA experimental flights the space flight lasted around 3hrs in total from launch to landing capturing the eclipse as it traveled across the USA.

For more information about our launch to film a solar eclipse from space, check out our article about the project:

To see the launch and some more amazing moments from the flight in full 360, see the BBC’s video:

Check out our very first 360 hyperlapse here:


Sent Into Space are the Near Space experts.

We use lighter-than-air gas balloons to travel to the upper stratosphere into Near Space, where you can see the curvature of the Earth (Flat Earth believers need not reply!), the black vacuum of space and the thin blue line of the Earth’s atmosphere on the horizon.

This is more than just a GoPro on a weather balloon. We build a bespoke launch vehicle for each flight utilising the latest in camera technology and long-range radio and satellite communications. We film HD video of the Earth from space for stunning images of the curvature of the Earth.

With over 500 successful flights over the last 10 years, we’re the only company to go to when you want to launch something into space. To find out more, visit


Hybred says:

I wish you didn't speed it up once it was in space, or at least for a few minutes before the eclipse fully happened. People wanted to see it starting to block the sun not just the aftermath

Paul Pogba says:

But why FISHEYE again?
We already know it is flat🤷🏽‍♂️

BirdFoot says:

how are they gonna get there camera back

Gusy mincaft says:

Who came here cuz of D.D.O.I?

crazygrunt1000 says:

Nice lens distortion…Why not show the earth how it actually appears instead of being deceptive… Just a thought.

Chronick says:

Would it be possible to overlay an image grab with lines showing state borders?

Jay Cruz says:

I was there! Not sure if your cam picked up any of the Teton Forest. If so, I'd be in this video. Fellow campers and I went to the top of a hill. It was dark for two minutes just before noon but still saw light of horizon. All turned oddly quiet, no cars passed by at all. Seems like everyone stopped driving. Two hours later I was rafting down the Snake River. Was an experience, now I see why there's eclipse chasers. This is a cool video, thank you for taking time to make it.

Patrick Cullis says:

Great video and great flight to capture the eclipse. I was wondering where the altitude calculation of 50km came from? The best rubber balloons usually max out at 38km and the world record using an ultra-thin film plastic balloon is only 53km.

Alpine Bandages says:

Is this a wide angle lens? Can't tell

ZekeYT PH says:

who came here from daily dose of internet?

Iam thepotato says:

Can you upload the full video?

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