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See a total solar eclipse from space in 360 VR

Hitch a ride on a weather balloon into the sky, so high that you can see the curvature of the Earth. Then witness a total solar eclipse while you’re up there. This stunning 360 VR video takes us 38,000 meters (23.6 miles) above sea level for a unique celestial event. It’s a collaboration between the BBC’s Earth From Space team and “near space experts” Sent Into Space.

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It’s probably the first 360 video total solar eclipse video filmed from space, and it provides lots of wonderful facts along the way. Be sure to look up when the weather balloon’s about to pop.

Drag the video in any direction using any modern browser or the YouTube mobile app, or watch it with a VR headset. Here’s how.

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A book recommendation: Overview: A New Perspective of Earth.

Watch more 360 degree videos, including a 360 degree interactive cockpit view from an Airbus A320, a zero gravity parabolic flight, and an animated exploration of the solar system.

Plus: Hello Kitty goes to space and Where Does Space Begin?

And these: A lunar eclipse & the auroras over Alaska, an 8K 360º time lapse and the 2017 Solar Eclipse from the shores of Palisades Reservoir, Idaho.

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