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Peter Donnelly, Solar Eclipse 2017

Peter Donnelly contributed the following movie from his trip to a location about 50 miles east of Nashville, TN on August 21, 2017. He reported (edited): "The start of the total eclipse was just before 12:29 and lasted for 2 min 39 sec. The drone was a Solo 3dr and it was carrying a GoPro hero 4 camera. One thing I found interesting about this location was how few people were viewing the eclipse from there. The weather was clear, but clouds can be seen on the horizon, and I heard Nashville, which was about 50 miles to the west, had a lot of cloud. [An eclipse map] (shown below) helped me find this location. That and Tom Skilling's perfect forecast paid off for me."

All of the images are copyright 2017, Peter Donnelly.

[Eclipse map, August 21, 2017.  The image shown is reduced in size to fit this page.  Click on the image to load a full size image in a new window.] Eclipse map, August 21, 2017. The image shown is reduced in size to fit this page. Click on the image to load a full size image in a new window.
[One frame from a solar eclipse video, August 21, 2017.  Click on the image to load a page showing the video.] One frame from a solar eclipse video, August 21, 2017. Click on the image to load a page showing the video, which is 9 minutes, 50 seconds long. The firework at 5:17 signals the end of totality.

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