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The Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena loves this…

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The Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena loves this breathtaking photo captured by Kirsten Jorgensen in Lewiston, Idaho during yesterday’s total solar eclipse. The dramatic photo, which shows what’s probably American Airlines Flight 9661 and its exhaust passing across the eclipse, is even more amazing than it appears at first glance because it almost wasn’t taken. 

Jorgensen explained on Reddit:

“I was about to pack my stuff up and go back inside, but I had my camera set up and in the direction of the sun when I was taking pictures. All of the pictures were ending up looking like the moon pretty much so I gave up. Then I saw the plane fly over and ran over to take a photo. It caught me off guard!”

[via Neatorama]

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