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Over the weekend, passengers en route to Iceland were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime show when their plane traveled right in the line of sight of the latest eclipse. The plane, EasyJet flight 6747, was traveling from Belfast, Ireland when it reached the Faroe Islands—one of two locales on the planet where this total solar eclipse could be seen—giving those onboard front row seats from 37,000 feet above Earth's surface.

In addition to time, speed and location matter. For instance, in order to truly appreciate the eclipse for more than a passing moment, you must be within a narrow stretch of Earth—called the path of totality—that falls within the path of the Moon's umbral shadow; If you aren't traveling at a fast speed—fast enough to match Earth's rotation—the path of totality is fleeting.

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