Thursday 30 June 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Concorde and the Sun

June 30th 1973 Concorde chases eclipse of the Sun.

Concorde 001 took astronomers to watch an eclipse of the Sun, normally astronomers have only a few minutes to watch an eclipse of the Sun the longest possible is just over 7 minutes, but Concorde travelling at a supersonic speed of around twice the speed of sound about 1400 mph allowed astronomers to study the eclipse for around 70 minutes while flying over central Africa.

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