For some, the Great American Eclipse will be almost 3x longer than for those in the best spot on the ground.
For those lucky few will be in a pair of NASA WB-57’s at 50,000 ft chasing the solar eclipse but it’s not the first time this has been done.
In 1973 Concorde 001 chased the longest solar eclipse for 1000 years over Africa for over 70 minutes, a record that remains unbroken.
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Written & Researched by Andy Munzer
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