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Total solar eclipse of March 9, 2016 – best totality videos

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Total solar eclipse of March 9, 2016, is now long over. If you missed the show, here is a collection of the best totality videos available today. Be sure not to miss the Alaska Airlines flight 870 video.

The Exploratorium and NASA went to Woleai, a tiny atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia, where they broadcasted the eclipse live. Their totality video is below:

Video courtesy NASA/Exploratorium

There was a solar prominence during this eclipse, visible on the video above (at the top) and on the close-up image below.

Image credit: NASA/SDO AIA 171 and 304 (01:39 UTC on March 9, 2016). Annotation: The Watchers

The following video shows how Japan's meteorological satellite Himawari-8 witnessed the event from its geostationary orbit:

Video credit: JMA/JAXA Himawari-8

A very interesting, and, in my opinion, the best, totality video came from veteran eclipse chasers aboard the Alaska Airlines flight 870 from Anchorage to Honolulu. They managed to persuade the Alaska Airlines to change the schedule of flight 870 so they and everybody aboard could enjoy the eclipse cloud-free. The story of how this came to be is really interesting, check it here. Thank you, Alaska Airlines!

Video courtesy Alaska Airlanes 

Down below, this is how the totality manifested in the city of Palembang, Indonesia, the largest city along the path of totality.

Video courtesy Domenico Calia

The next video comes from Palu, Sulawesi Tengah…

Video courtesy Massimo

We'll keep adding more videos as they become available. Twitter's hashtag is #Eclipse2016.

Featured image credit: Alaska Airlines

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