ISS crosses the moon’s face

A new image by Colin Legg showing the International Space Station transiting the face of the June 24 waxing gibbous moon. Plus information on how you can take a photo like this.

View larger. | International Space Station (ISS) transit across the face of the waxing gibbous moon on June 24, by Colin Legg.

Tonight’s ISS/moon blend. Quite close to home this time – 15 kilometers [9 miles] to the center line … always lovely to see the conjunction with the unaided eye!

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Want to capture a photo like this? Learn when ISS will cross the moon from your location from these sources:

2-day map where ISS crosses the moon, from CalSky

2-day map where ISS crosses the sun, from CalSky

Here’s a list of the sort of equipment you might need, from an article at NASA (substitute your favorite gear):

– Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera
– 600 mm lens (or the largest you have)
– 2X telephoto lens converter (amplifies lens)
– Trigger cable (minimizes camera shake)
– Tripod (heavy duty works best)
– Sandbag (keeps tripod stable)

And here are some good articles that’ll help you understand the process:

How to Photograph the ISS Transiting the Moon and Sun, from AmericaSpace

Imaging and processing solar and lunar transits of the International Space Station, from TheLondonAstronomer

Bottom line: ISS transiting the moon, June 2018.

How to spot ISS in your sky, from EarthSky

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