The GoPro camera is mounted on a model airplane that has to fly seriously high to see through the pollution.
There are four stages in the flight:
- At 300 feet high, it’s hard to even recognize any objects—is that sunlight or a streetlight?
- Flying to 8,000 feet high, the sun is becoming vaguely visible through the haze.
- Even at 10,000 feet there’s still some smog.
- Then at 15,000 feet, the plane breaks into cleaner air, and we can finally see blue sky—phewee!
What a shame that Chinese people can only see the sun if they live at high altitude.