Shadow bands from Longyearbyen

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On eclipse day I was also on the beach at Longyearbyen, Svalbard with a small group from the Totally Insane Travel Society.

You can see an interview we gave to Norwegian TV at

This was my ninth TSE, and in so many ways the most spectacular. One thing that stood out for me was the visibility and longevity of the shadow bands, especially after third contact. I grabbed my tablet (still working at -22 deg C) and shot 51 seconds of video, which I’ve uploaded to
I stopped filming at 51 seconds because I needed to sort out the frostnip in my fingers!