On July 2, astronomer Matt Robinson was in the Elqui Valley in northern Chile to observe a solar eclipse — the passage of the Moon across the face of the Sun. Most observers photographed the eclipse with cameras mounted on tripods. Robinson decided to capture the phenomenon another way — he launched optics into the air, recording a video with a drone.
«A thin silvery light covered the whole landscape and the temperature dropped considerably. The animals thought it was night time. As totality hit I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! It looked like a huge portal to another dimension,» he said.
There was a total solar eclipse on 2 July. Only the solar corona was visible, as the Moon completely covered the Sun. Eclipse chasers and observers from around the world went to the South Pacific, namely Chile and Argentina that had the best conditions to observe the phenomenon.