To observe the eclipse from Antarctica was extremely complicated and thus expensive, but it was also observable from the Weddell Sea and from the South Orkney Islands, but the weather forecast was not good for observing. The other option were the Eclipse Flights
organized by the astronomers from IAU. And Petr Horálek, a Czech photographer and astronomer from the Institute of Physics in Opava, was on board of one of these flights. He brought home an amazing photo of the total eclipse, from 12 thousand meters above the ground, which NASA has chosen as it’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD).