Our Google+ friend Dave Walker merged seven 30-second shots together to compose this image of the International Space Station (ISS) as it cut through the night sky earlier this week. Dave said it was taken with a Canon 600D, Samyang 8mm fish-eye lens, and Vixen Polarie.
We asked Dave if he knew the ISS would cut across the moon like that. He replied:
I knew the ISS was coming over last night (April 16), so just rushed out when the clouds cleared. It was a complete surprise that it crossed the path of the moon. Had I known that was going to happen, I may have tried to capture it close up, but I think in the end I got the better, more unusual shot.?
Cool! Amazing serendipity!
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as Lead Editor at EarthSky.org, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She also serves as one of the voices of EarthSky on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and G+. She and her husband live in Tennessee and have two grown sons.