Did easyJet passengers get the best view of the solar eclipse?

Roshina Jowaheer



easyJet passengers flying from Britain to Iceland on Friday were treated to a front row seat of the solar eclipse.

An image captured from the flight deck as the plane passed over the Faroe Islands at 37,000ft shows a close, unobstructed view of the total solar eclipse.

The pilot of flight EZY6747 from Belfast kindly circled a number of times for passengers to witness the spectacular sighting.

Two other easyJet planes from Luton and Manchester also passed directly over the Faroe Islands at the right time.

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Passengers on the flights were among a small group of people in the world to witness the solar eclipse from the sky.

Only visible from two places on Earth, the remote Faroe Islands and Norway's Svalbard archipelago, the total eclipse occurs when the moon fully covers the sun resulting in a complete blackout.

Ali Gayward, easyJet's Commercial Manager for Iceland, said the passengers were "rewarded the best view anywhere in the world from 37,000 feet".

While there were some lucky sky-watchers around the UK, many missed the event due to sun remaining hidden behind a blanket of cloud.

The next solar eclipse will take place in 2026.



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