Alaska Air Flight #870 Eclipse Intercept

Video Credit & Copyright: Mike Kentrianakis / American Astronomical Society.

On March 8 & 9, 2016 (depending on where you were) the only total solar eclipse of 2016 rolled through the Pacific Ocean and delivered an amazing show as usual. One astronomer Joe Rao (who works at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in NYC) discovered that although it was 25 minutes early, Alaska Airlines flight #870 from Anchorage to Honolulu was traveling right through the path of totality on March 8.  He called the airline and they agreed to delay the flight to accommodate the eclipse. The flight’s 181 passengers were now set for a treat!  Below are some of the images captured from this great event. Bravo Alaska Airlines!

16-026b Dan McGlaun

Above Image Credit & Copyright: Dan McGlaun.

Dan’s eclipse page:

16-026c Rachel Cadden

Above Image Credit & Copyright: Rachel Cadden, an Alaska Air flight attendant who was on Flight 870 as a passenger.

16-026d Evan Zucker

Above Image Credit & Copyright: Evan Zucker.

Evan’s Facebook:

Evan’s SpaceWeather page for these images:


Above Image Credit & Copyright: Alaska Airlines.

Alaskan Airlines blog describing the event:

Alaska Airlines Facebook:

Alaska Airlines Twitter:

Alaska Airlines Instagram:

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