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Double Eclipse Photographed, Sun, Moon, and ISS

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Double Eclipse Photographed, Sun, Moon, and ISS

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pulse Report This Comment
Date: January 05, 2011 06:40PM

Image of the solar transit of the International Space Station (ISS), taken from the area of Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman on January 4th 2011 at 9:09 UT, during the partial solar eclipse. Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor on EM-10 mount, Canon 5D mark II. 1/5000s exposure at 100 iso.
Transit forecast calculated by www.calsky.com (many thanks to Arnold Barmettler for his help).
Transit duration: 0.86s. ISS distance to observer: 510 km. Speed in orbit: 7.8km/s (28000 km/h or 17000 mph).

The image shows three planes in space: the Sun at 150 million km, the Moon at about 400000 km and the ISS at 500 km.

Credit: Thierry Legault [legault.perso.sfr.fr]
AnonSackman Report This Comment
Date: January 06, 2011 02:04PM

I'm pretty sure that's a TIE Fighter and not the ISSstar
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pulse Report This Comment
Date: January 06, 2011 07:55PM

Certainly looks like one..

Maybe that's the Death Star not the moon moving infront of the Sun?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/2011 07:56PM by pulse.
Onyma Report This Comment
Date: January 06, 2011 10:07PM

The other small round dot could be a Millennium Falcon
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: January 06, 2011 10:26PM

pac man has zits and is yawning