There have been a lot of videos posted around the world of this week’s total solar eclipse, but I was particularly fascinated to see a video posted by YouTuber Things I Like that shows what the eclipse looked like from tens of thousands of feet in the air. In short, it looks like the sun is shrinking before your eyes as the moon passes between it and the Earth.
As you’ll see, the sun appears to get noticeably smaller at around the one minute mark and stays in that state for a good two minutes.
The sun isn’t actually shrinking, of course — it’s just that the moon is getting in its way and is casting a shadow over the Earth. You can learn more about the magic of total solar eclipses at this link if you’re so inclined.