Two Sun Eclipses from the Moon and ISS

Two Sun Eclipses from the Moon and ISS

Two Sun Eclipses

Partial solar eclipse from both the Moon and the International Space Station could be seen in silhouette, crossing the Sun.

Traveling to the area around Muscat, capital city of Oman, photographer Thierry Legault planned to simultaneously record two eclipses on that date, calculating from that position, for a brief moment, both the Moon and the International Space Station could be seen in silhouette, crossing the Sun. His sharp, 1/5000th second exposure is shown here, capturing planet Earth’s two largest satellites against the bright solar disk. As the partial solar eclipse unfolded, the space station (above and left of center) zipped across the scene in less than 1 second, about 500 kilometers from the photographer’s telescope and camera. Of course, the Moon was 400 thousand kilometers away. Complete with sunspots, the Sun was 150 million kilometers distant.

ISS ang Shuttle in front of the sun



The Moons of EarthMoon and ISS

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By |2015-06-08T17:54:57+03:00Jan 5, 2011|Categories: Astronomy, Space|Tags: , , , |

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