Stunning video shows the 'Great American Eclipse' from the edge of space

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While millions of people in North America watched the 2017 solar eclipse from the ground, a weather balloon captured the stunning display from space.

Engineers launched a high altitude balloon fitted with a series cameras 165,000 feet into the stratosphere, recording the exact moment of totality.

The cameras attached to the balloon also gathered footage showing the Earth's curvature, the black void that is space and the thin blue line of the Earth's atmosphere on the horizon.

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While millions of people in North America watched the 2017 solar eclipse from the ground, two engineers were able to view the stunning display from space

While millions of people in North America watched the 2017 solar eclipse from the ground, two engineers were able to view the stunning display from space

Alex Baker and Christ Rose are both mechanical engineers who met at the University of Sheffield and together have used a weather balloon to capture stunning footage of the Earth since 2010.

The duo launched their ‘most daring missions ever’ from Fort Laramie, Wyoming as part of the BBC series Earth from Space.

On August 21, 2017, North America witnessed the first solar eclipse to sweep the country in nearly a century.

The event, dubbed the ‘Great American Eclipse’, casted a shadow over millions of people from coast to coast – but Baker and Rose capture the best view using six cameras attached to a high altitude weather balloon.

‘In August 2017 we traveled to Wyoming to film a solar eclipse,’ they shared on their channel.

Alex Baker and Christ Rose are both mechanical engineers who met at the University of Sheffield and together have used a weather balloon to capture stunning footage of the Earth since 2010. The duo launched their ‘most daring missions ever’ from Fort Laramie, Wyoming as part of the BBC series Earth from Space

Alex Baker and Christ Rose are both mechanical engineers who met at the University of Sheffield and together have used a weather balloon to capture stunning footage of the Earth since 2010. The duo launched their ‘most daring missions ever’ from Fort Laramie, Wyoming as part of 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

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