Today’s total solar eclipse captured by photographer Ben Cooper from over the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda.
Total Solar Eclipse of November 3, 2013, as seen from 43,000 feet over the Atlantic aboard a 12-person Falcon 900B jet chartered from Bermuda. For the first time ever, an aircraft was used to intercept an extremely short eclipse, doing so in a perpendicular crossing of the eclipse path. There was zero margin for error, with the plane required to hit a geographic point over the ocean at a precise second. It is also just the second time a flight to intercept any very short eclipse (just seven seconds in our case) was accomplished successfully!