All (safely protected) eyes were on the sky Monday, Aug 21, as the world watched a magical solar eclipse unfold.
Some people watched live streams from their work desks, while others participated in elaborate eclipse parties, complete with their own special protective glasses in order to get a glimpse of the phenomenon. But for some thrill-seeking adventurers simply watching from the ground wasn’t enough.
Six professional wing suit jumpers experienced the eclipse in the most epic way possible – from the sky, as they soared 14,000 feet above Madras, Oregon.
The jumpers took the plunge at 10:18 a.m., about 30 seconds before the eclipse reached totality. They travelled at a speed of 150 miles per hour as they soared through the changing sky, which was light one minute and covered by a blanket of darkness the next.
The stunt is said to be the first of its kind, and a video captured by OutsideTV shows them in action.