Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Alaska airplane adjusts flight to see eclipse

(CNN) - An image of a solar eclipse was taken Tuesday night aboard an Alaska Airlines flight - 36,000 feet in the sky.

An astronomer convinced the airline to delay and adjust one of its flights so passengers could see it.

One of the passengers also brought specially filtered sunglasses for everyone on board.

According to NASA, a solar eclipse is when the moon passes directly between the sun and the earth which produced a 90 mile wide total solar eclipse Tuesday night over portions of the Pacific Ocean.

Alaska Airlines pilot Hal Anderson said passengers were able to view the event for just under two minutes.

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