March 9, 2016 10:40 AM EST

Talk about customer service.

About a year ago, astronomer Joe Rao called up Alaska Airlines with a message: Its March 8 flight from Anchorage to Honolulu could get a fantastic view of a total solar eclipse, if only it was 25 minutes behind schedule.

Alaska, amazingly, agreed to change the flight’s timing. The result? See for yourself:

Write to Alex Fitzpatrick at alex.fitzpatrick@time.com.

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