2017’s Total #SolarEclipse Captured by a Google Street View Car
For me, still the coolest thing I have ever seen in the sky was the Solar Eclipse of 2017 that traversed the lower 48 states of the USA. I traveled to my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, then went south to Herculaneum to view 2+ minutes of the Total eclipse; we also blogged about it a bunch here at Adafruit. There’s still lots of content to be enjoyed around the event, and someone recently uncovered some images of the eclipse as seen by the lenses of a Google Street View car (near where I was no less!) 🙂 – via Space.com:
The most-viewed eclipse in history had an unexpected witness: A Google Street View car drove right through the path of totality, offering a surprising celestial treat for visitors scoping out the event in Maryland Heights, Missouri.
The intrepid car captured the darkened sky, streetlamps flickering on and even skywatching pedestrians on the vehicle’s travels through the path of the 2017 total solar eclipse in August. Michael Kentrianakis, an eclipse chaser and member of the American Astronomical Society’s Solar Eclipse Task Force, told Space.com about the eye-catching view this past weekend at the 2018 Northeast Astronomy Forum (an annual gathering of thousands of skywatchers in Suffern, New York) after seeing reports of the view circulating online.
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