Space Station Transiting 2017 ECLIPSE, My Brain Stopped Working - Smarter Every Day 175

  • Published: 23 August 2017
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    Eclipse Transit Gear List:
    Matt’s setup:
    Galaxy S7 / $25 Celestron Spotting scope, available at a Thrift Store dumpster near you

    A special thanks to Michael Duval for loaning Destin the Tamron lens and the lens adapter!

    Destin’s setup:

    Sky-watcher motorized camera mount -
    Counterweight -
    Lattitude base-
    Multiple Mefoto Tripods -
    Panasonic LUMIX GH5 -
    Tamrom 100-600
    Canon 70D
    Canon 70-300mm
    2X teleconverter
    Canon 35mm Lens (Shadow Bands)
    4x GoPro 4-Silvers
    GH5 Lens 7-14mm -
    Rode Microphone -
    702 Lite SmallHD monitor (allowed me to focus) -

    Trevor’s setup:
    Canon 1DX Mark II -
    500mm -
    2X teleconverter -
    iPhone 7
    $100 Celestron telescope, not found in a dumpster -
    GoPro Black (timelapse) -

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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay   2 years back

    Trevor is a young man who has decided to pursue technical photography full time. He's all in. His current plan to grow this career via Patreon. His contribution to this project was irreplaceable. He volunteered to help make this video by proposing it to me several months ago and emailing me the coordinates, not knowing that we were already working on it with my buddy Matt Whitman who was miraculously able to get us access. When I told Trevor at the end of this project that it was likely he would have several more Patrons as a result of this effort, it was clear that it had not even crossed his mind. It is my sincere hope that this YouTube comment enables him to pursue a career in technical photography by pairing up hundreds of willing contributors to his work. He photographs Space-X launches, and all things aerospace..... seriously...he was introduced to me by an astronaut. This young man is legit, and his work will not disappoint you. He is going places, and it would be awesome if you checked out his stuff and decided if it's worth investing in someone who is humble and works hard. Also, he can print this picture for you.

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    • Camera Bear
      Camera Bear  3 weeks back

      Have your NASA buddies pay him.

    • marvin martin
      marvin martin  1 months back

      Thank you for this footage. I’ve shown it to many. Via links. All have enjoyed it very much. So thanks again.

    • marvin martin
      marvin martin  3 months back

      Hey guys. Love this footage. I’ve linked it a couple times. Hope that’s ok?

      GEODEAHOLIC M  4 months back

      seriously cool, you successfully planed & executed the trip, got a lifetime cool experience for you, your family & several friends, & recorded it to share a majorly cool experience with millions who couldn't be there... excellent.
      sandy (my cat) & i went to see the eclipse near st louis so i could combine that with a trip to visit family nearby, i got a good view, but i couldn't get sandy to wear solar safe glasses, so she hadda stay in the motel.

  • Jellyfish
    Jellyfish  4 hours back

    Dang the satellite went zooming

    • Lut Haqimi
      Lut Haqimi  3 days back

      Vsauce dong here

      • Ethan Porter
        Ethan Porter  1 weeks back

        This day brought me so much joy, I got goosebumps just reliving it through you guys. Love your content and the excitement you bring to the world of science. Sending love from KS!

        • PrigoX
          PrigoX  1 weeks back

          2:48 - this is why you came here

          • Locally Hated
            Locally Hated  2 weeks back

            How did no one catch this..
            @ 3:33 the first transit the "ISS" comes in at an angle @ 6:37 they show the transit again and the "ISS" goes in a horizontal line across the bottom of the sun.....better luck next time

            • Dave Hubbell
              Dave Hubbell  2 weeks back

              What is with the sheet at 4:30 into the tape? I don't understand what is going on and why the excitement...but I love everything else and smarter every day.....

              • Mr. KMM
                Mr. KMM  2 weeks back

                When I saw that through my janky little serial box I was just blown away

                • Tran Clan
                  Tran Clan  2 weeks back

                  3:51 omg the iss is going to crash in the sun...


                  • T Hall
                    T Hall  2 weeks back

                    Yeah, without a doubt, the eclipse was incredible. I saw it here in Kentucky. I think the sky was a bit darker here than what they show there in Wyoming, perhaps because it was longer?

                    • William Hall
                      William Hall  2 weeks back

                      If the Earth was flat what would be the point of hiding it?

                      • Tyrell Nelson
                        Tyrell Nelson  2 weeks back

                        We are literally so small in the grand scheme... this just reminded me of that.

                        • Overratedspecies Species

                          And I am left wondering ..
                          "What is the round thing in that man's pocket??"🤪

                          • John Doe
                            John Doe  2 weeks back

                            Worn jeans from tins of chewing tobacco. If ya put them in denim, it wears a white ring where it sits

                        • DV8340
                          DV8340  2 weeks back

                          My fav part of this video.... the love of the moment and sharing it with those loved ones. Time is precious

                          • Johan Smit
                            Johan Smit  3 weeks back

                            Was it the moon blocking the sun? Or what body. I saw Mercury transit the moon and it was small. The only thing that I could think of is the moon.

                            • Kit Canyon
                              Kit Canyon  2 weeks back

                              Is that a serious question?

                          • Random Stuff
                            Random Stuff  3 weeks back


                            • William Sheehan
                              William Sheehan  3 weeks back

                              That was really nice of that rancher letting you use his land.

                              • Camera Bear
                                Camera Bear  3 weeks back

                                How much does NASA pay you to shill their lies for them? @smartereveryday

                                • Kit Canyon
                                  Kit Canyon  2 weeks back

                                  LOL. Ah, amazing the ignorance level and yet you manage to use a computer! You're quite the gifted savant.

                              • m mohammed
                                m mohammed  4 weeks back

                                The owner must be a descendent of the five dollar Indians

                                • PrigoX
                                  PrigoX  4 weeks back

                                  Vzkaz pro autora českých titulků:
                                  Nauč se psát

                                  • Fiat Justitia Ruat Caelum

                                    'The math worked' kek

                                    • Jason
                                      Jason  4 weeks back

                                      I’m dying to know what the flat earther explanation for these photos and videos are!?😂

                                      • Tyler ThaGr8
                                        Tyler ThaGr8  4 weeks back

                                        That picture of the solar flares during the eclipse were amazing!!

                                        • rolando 239
                                          rolando 239  4 weeks back

                                          There you go flat earthers........
                                          Congratulations, you are now getting smarter every day!!

                                          • GIT
                                            GIT  1 months back

                                            Thank you!

                                            • Andrew M
                                              Andrew M  1 months back

                                              this is the best video I've seen you do!

                                              • Blitztein beta
                                                Blitztein beta  1 months back

                                                The music ( 4:00 ) feels like you made a major life accomplishment

                                                • _ Adrian2x_
                                                  _ Adrian2x_  1 months back

                                                  How about if this life is simulated?

                                                  • _ Adrian2x_
                                                    _ Adrian2x_  1 months back

                                                    Why do numbers go through it ?

                                                    • Iproductions0
                                                      Iproductions0  1 months back

                                                      But earth flat

                                                      • OFF ROAD
                                                        OFF ROAD  1 months back

                                                        Doesn’t count because he is a cowboy lol

                                                        • Juneao Alfred
                                                          Juneao Alfred  1 months back

                                                          success!! good job guys..
                                                          now.. there's only one problem left.. deal with Those FE.

                                                          • Willoughby Krenzteinburg
                                                            Willoughby Krenzteinburg  1 months back

                                                            There is no reason to deal with flat Earthers. They have removed themselves from the conversation. They aren't making policy or shaking the foundations of the scientific world. They are just background noise. The only attention they get is what we give them. There are zero serious people allowing them to have input in areas where it actually matters whether or not the Earth is flat. They can contribute to a cook book. They can contribute to music and art. They can contribute to cleaning up the city. They can do many many things. They aren't going to be designing any space elevators or putting payloads into orbit, and they will never be part of either of the conversations which have any impact on how we do those things, and if they do - then they aren't really flat Earthers. You don't have to worry about that. Someone who believes that the Earth is flat.....I mean REALLY believes that, and attempts to come up with a procedure to put an object in orbit - will fail 100% of the time, so if they want to come onto a Youtube video and reject that the ISS exists and insists that the world is flat, let them. They will never.....ever...contribute in this area. Ever. At best, they are a distraction, and only if you let them be one, and the best way to allow them to be a distraction is by "dealing" with them when they've already dealt themselves out of the hand.

                                                        • Pravin Gurjar
                                                          Pravin Gurjar  2 months back

                                                          Hey destin...I am a big fan of smarter everyday...I had a question. If you look closely. ..why do you aee a dark line on the sun after the transit (it exactly coincides with the path of ISS)

                                                          • Radical Kill
                                                            Radical Kill  2 months back

                                                            Who else came to see if nasa replied?

                                                            • Eluvix
                                                              Eluvix  2 months back

                                                              Nah it's just a tie fighter lol

                                                              • Benji C.
                                                                Benji C.  2 months back

                                                                Uhh guys I forgot to press record

                                                                • Irrlicht
                                                                  Irrlicht  2 months back

                                                                  It looks a bit like a Tie Fighter


                                                                  • Ronnie Baxter
                                                                    Ronnie Baxter  2 months back

                                                                    "There are good people all over America." That was the best part.

                                                                    • Franciszek Skoryna
                                                                      Franciszek Skoryna  2 months back

                                                                      "That´s not a Tie fighter!!"

                                                                      • Wolfi aus Stahl
                                                                        Wolfi aus Stahl  2 months back

                                                                        u missed the chance to bring a bunch of flat earthers to that event....

                                                                        • Rithvik B
                                                                          Rithvik B  2 months back

                                                                          Thank god..
                                                                          No bird interrupted recording ISS at that particular moment 😅

                                                                          • RoadRunner Storm Chasers
                                                                            RoadRunner Storm Chasers  2 months back

                                                                            Why was the transit emotional for me? The music made it just surreal..

                                                                            • AMERICANREBEL !
                                                                              AMERICANREBEL !  2 months back


                                                                              • nurul imam
                                                                                nurul imam  2 months back

                                                                                Ssssssst earth is flat

                                                                              • Dog Shocker
                                                                                Dog Shocker  2 months back

                                                                                What is that black dot in the middle of the moon?

                                                                              • KqcBqcCqc
                                                                                KqcBqcCqc  2 months back

                                                                                This was my birthday on 2017
                                                                                Well the video was recorded on my birthday

                                                                                • Winston Smith
                                                                                  Winston Smith  2 months back

                                                                                  6:36 wow... You can actually see a mini solar ejection

                                                                                  • Winston Smith
                                                                                    Winston Smith  2 months back

                                                                                    Destin... How come we can see the space station 200+ miles away..? I'm pretty sure we couldn't see a bus 200+ miles away..

                                                                                    • Willoughby Krenzteinburg
                                                                                      Willoughby Krenzteinburg  1 months back

                                                                                      Well, the ISS is a lot bigger than a bus. It's the size of a football field. The camera he is using here in this video is REALLY zoomed in, and has the unbelievably bright sun as a backdrop, so the contrast makes it easy to see. The same applies to when you can see it with your naked eyes. You won't be able to see the ISS if it orbits over your head in the middle of the day - or in the middle of the night. The only time you can see it is just after sunset or just before sunrise. Basically, it has to be dark on the surface, but the ISS overhead is still in sunlight. It is easy to see because of the contrast between the dark surrounding sky, and then the brightly sunlit sky reflecting light.

                                                                                      And just for the record, the actual angular size of the stars are far smaller than the ISS, and we can clearly still see them.