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Space Station Flies in Front of the Moon

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Posted December 30, 2014

Here is what you do not see very often: the International Space Station transiting the Moon. And now thanks to Gadi Eidelheit, it became possible! He captured video and imagery of the ISS scooting in front of the Moon, from Ganot, Israel.

The International Space Station is seen just before is passes in front of the Moon on Dec. 28, 2014, seen from Ganot, Israel. Credit and copyright: Gadi Eidelheit.

The International Space Station is seen just before is passes in front of the Moon on Dec. 28, 2014, seen from Ganot, Israel. Credit and copyright: Gadi Eidelheit.

Gadi used a Canon 700d with Sigma 18-250 for the first clip and Canon sx50HS for the second clip (maximum zoom which equivalent to 1200mm).

For the first part of the video you need to look closely, as the transit happens quite quickly. But then Gadi slows it down, and later zooms in on the action. It still happens quite quickly but it’s very fun to see.

 

Source: Universe Today

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