Eclipse Photos & Videos

 

Totality, all two minutes and forty seconds (2:40) !!!

Eclipse: Monday, August 21, 2017



This is an extension of
the
Astronomy Merit Badge page.








The “The Great American Eclipse,” the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, was amazing!


The purpose of this page is to share our family’s experience at the Perryville (MO) Municipal Airport.


This page is for additional photos and videos.


The  videos captured the full 2:40 totality, and are sizeable, so we needed to post them to YouTube.


We also found some of the weather balloon videos posted by the Adler Planetarium and their Far Horizons Project.







Our YouTube Videos:



Great American Eclipse @ Perryville MO Airport #1 GoPro HERO4 Totality

https://youtu.be/VjAxq3G6h5g




Great American Eclipse @ Perryville MO Airport #2 iPhone 6+ Totality

https://youtu.be/7K8VS7zOmms




Great American Eclipse @ Perryville MO Airport #3 iPad Pro Shadow Bands

https://youtu.be/TNgPh2_zRZE










Weather balloon videos posted by the Adler Planetarium and their Far Horizons Project.


Far Horizons 360 Stratospheric Eclipse Mission Launch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrCYejbDCeQ&list=PLldc-1x4_ZVneBgOBoy9pHEMpPx9adyQv&index=2



Far Horizons 360 Stratospheric Eclipse Mission - Totality!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpbOY-pXSys&index=3&list=PLldc-1x4_ZVneBgOBoy9pHEMpPx9adyQv




This is a weather balloon launch video that was posted b someone else... we are actually in it, at the end.


360 Degree Solar Eclipse 2017 Event - Weather Balloon Launch with Virb 360

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-JgZ3dRxUM&list=PLldc-1x4_ZVneBgOBoy9pHEMpPx9adyQv&index=1










“Our photos - the cameras”


We set up the following cameras:


  1. 1.Matt’s GoPro HERO4 Silver - recording live video, positioned on his gorillapod right on the airport taxiway, looking up

  2. 2.Matt using his iPod Touch to take his own hand-held photos and videos

  3. 3.Abby’s iPod Touch sitting on the cooler, looking up, with the wide-angle Olloclip lens, recording live video

  4. 4.Abby using her Kodak Z1285 camera (pre-dates iPhone 4... and still takes great photos!) to record her own hand-held photos and videos

  5. 5.The iPad also sitting atop the cooler... positioned so you can see the screen and type on it, which meant the camera lens was pointing down, just where we wanted it, so it could capture the shadow bands - and it did capture them!

  6. 6.Ann Marie using her iPhone 6 to record her own hand-held photos and videos

  7. 7.Michael using his iPhone 6+ positioned on the tripod, to record live video of the eclipse, and to also capture some stills as the video recorded

  8. 8.Our eyes, pointed upward



You’ll recognize that we don’t have a DSLR, and we knew that we would only have small images of the sun.  Our goal was to see the eclipse and just “capture whatever we could,” without looking at the screens too much, as we could watch later.










“Our Photos”


These still photos were extracted from the GoPro Video... they provide a time-lapsed view of the clouds as they, thankfully, did not get between us and the eclipse.
















“Photos from our friends”


Sharing a couple awesome photos as captured by friends.








Before Totality

Photo by Susan








Photos by Grant








Photo by Mark P.








Photo by Christina






Photos by Matt N.



All of these are awesome.  Thanks for sharing!
















These are all of the links to the Astronomy Merit Badge pages:


Astronomy Merit Badge Page


Astronomy - Planetary Motion


Astronomy - Solar Eclipses


Astronomy - Great American Eclipse


Astronomy - Great American Eclipse 2017


Eclipse Photos & Videos


Astronomy - Eclipse 2024













The images from Mr. Berman’s “Secrets of the Night Sky...” and Outdoor Photographer were scanned directly from the book using the Halo Scanner Mouse - http://shop.halo2cloud.com/collections/computer-and-backup/products/scanner-mouse, which I received as a Christmas present from my mother in 2013.