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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Sep 05, 2014

ISS crosses the moon’s face

A composite of 1/2-second of time when two objects in space converged. ISS is at 300 kilometers and the moon is at 384,000 kilometers away.

View larger. | The International Space Station crosses the face of the moon on September 3, 2014.  Photo by Colin Legg.  Visit Colin Legg Photography on Facebook.

View larger. | The International Space Station crosses the face of the moon on September 3, 2014. Photo by Colin Legg. Visit Colin Legg Photography on Facebook.

Astrophotographer Colin Legg captured this wonderful shot of the International Space Station crossing the face of the first quarter moon on September 3, 2014. He calls the photo “Half a Second.” He wrote:

I have more than enough gear already but that didn’t stop me buying a new camera recently. The urge was just too great!! This is my first shot with it. It’s a composite of 1/2-second of time when two objects in space converged, one at 300 kilometers and the other 384,000 kilometers away. I couldn’t get this shot with my other cameras…that’s my excuse!

ISS/Moon transit, Western Australia, Sep 3 2014

Sony a7s, C8 @ 2000 mm, f/10, iso 5000, 1/2000 s, 1.6 crop

Awesome, Colin! Thank you.

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