#eclipse photos done right, at 25k feet

The best way, and the only way to ensure results is with a 400 mm lens, Ektrachrome film, while flying along the route of the eclipse. The plane I rented was a Boeing 717 (not a typo).  This is days late, due to rehosting Matryoschka Heritage. The plan was to prove my superior skills by publishing Before the official eclipse day.Okay, Okay.

Maybe I should confess that this was in 1979. The airline, which went into receivership the same year, Aero-something, sold 100 seats. We flew over the clouds to get into the middle of the deepest part of the shadow, adding about 3 more minutes.

on the right, note the ‘red’ of the sun’s corona peaking through the moon’s valleys.