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A Lunar Transit of the ISS

Hat tip to Joel Kowsky and NASA for this excellent image featuring an ISS transit of the moon. Opportunities to capture these events are uncommon enough and then the whole event is over is about a second or two, very difficult to get right. I know, in the few opportunities I’ve had something has either gone wrong or I’ve been too slow on the shutter. I’m still trying.

Little wonder this was NASA’s Image of the Day yesterday, here’s their caption:

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the Moon at roughly five miles per second, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Onboard are: NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryanzansky; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

Image Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky