The possibilities with a drone are many, and we saw it yesterday when we posted a video showing one of those small aircraft with built-in rockets. Although it can even be used for fishing, its main purpose is to capture amazing images with smooth, stabilized flights.
One of the most amazing and recent images capturing an eclipse. The video shows the drone flying over a region surrounded by hills and the natural event is surprising when captured.
The image was made in a way well known to those who have a DJI drone, called hyperlapse, the timelapse set in the drone with predefined capture intervals. Although the image is not so good, it still manages to surprise, showing how truly amazing drone captures really can be made.
This capture was made by Matt Robinson and took place in Chile on July 2, where the only solar eclipse of 2019 took place. a DJI Mavic 2 Pro was used to capture the moment, the author tells how the recording went:
"I wasn't sure if it would work, but I didn't want to use it manually because I wanted to watch my first eclipse. About 10 minutes before it was fully drone was sent up from our camp and scheduled to fly over the spectacular Elqui Valley in Chile. I stood there with my hands on my head, gaping at what looked like a portal to another dimension that opens just above the horizon. "
Drones Mavic 2 Pro and zoom, released in 2018, were the first DJI drones to bring Hyperlapse mode, making it much easier to capture this type of event and other time-lapse situations.
But this is not an exception, other people have already had the idea to capture solar eclipses with drones. A video published in 2017 by TEAM, shows the natural event in the city of Casper.
This other video also shows a solar eclipse in the city of Clarksville from its takeoff until its return.