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ISS transit on eclipse night

Close-up of moon's surface, with dotted line of silhouettes of ISS passing in front.
View larger at EarthSky Community Photos. | Michael Castles in Tarrant County, Texas, wrote: “January 20 was the big night for the lunar eclipse, and I noted that the International Space Station (ISS) would transit the moon earlier in the evening. Found what looked to be a good location and drove there, set up and waited for the ISS to appear. The reflection of the sun off the ISS faded before it would transit the moon, so I started a short burst of images when I thought it would transit and was lucky to catch 9 images. The breaks in the pattern in this image are a result of the pause between burst. Did not want to run a steady burst and fill the buffer on the camera up and miss the transit completely.” Thank you, Michael!

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January 25, 2019
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