The Eclipse At 32,000 Feet

The Eclipse At 32,000 Feet
The Eclipse from American Airlines Flight 3835. Little Rock AR to Chicago

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Eclipse Day was a travel day--we were on our way to Chicago.  So much for the eclipse, or so I thought.  As we took off from Little Rock's Bill and Hilary Clinton National Airport ( yes, Little Rock has an airport), the flight attendant welcomed us to the Eclipse flight!  She had a pair of eclipse glasses, and was ready and willing to help any passenger see the eclipse.

 

 

I paid  very little attention to her as she rushed up and down the aisle with the glasses. But my curiosity got the best of me. I got out of my seat and strolled to the viewing area, the empty last row on the right side of the plane.  I was instructed to lay down with my head below the window, put on the glasses and look up.  But WAIT, I wanted to take a picture.  Luckily for me, she had a solution for that.  It took a minute to make accommodations, most people were using their phones--mine is a iPhone 3g, not good enough.  I had a real camera, a point and shoot.  So I took the camera, pointed it up at the window, the flight attendant held the lens of the eclipse glasses over the lens and... I GOT A PICTURE!!

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Meanwhile, back in Little Rock, my son was desperately looking for a pair of eclipse glasses--and none were to be found.   He ran into a friend who was willing to share.  He also took a picture, not directly of the eclipse, but up through a tree,m without any glasses.  I thought it was pretty cool.fullsizeoutput_438a

 

 

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