4K Drone View Of Total Solar Eclipse (Smith Rock Oregon) 2017-08-21

Not a Minecraft video, but I think it’s pretty cool.

I didn’t try to photograph the eclipse because I knew there would be a million great pictures and I wanted to experience it with my own eyes. But I have a drone that pretty much flies itself so I put it up and pointed it at some neat rock formations during the eclipse, including totality.

I was hoping to catch the moon’s shadow moving across the landscape, but it moves too fast and is too diffuse so it didn’t turn out the way I expected. But it’s still pretty cool. This is the bit from right before to right after totality sped up 2x.

I like the way the shadows disappear, then re-appear without moving, the way they would during sunset/sunrise. Since most of the sun is blocked out, the shadows on the rocks are super sharp and it looks super weird.

The rocks are on Federal Bureau Of Land Management land next to Smith Rock State Park. The Crooked River snakes through the foreground.

Shot with DJI Mavic Pro flying at about 35 meters altitude. No filters or color grading. Footage sped up 2x.


Music: Fanfare for Space Kevin MacLeod (
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