Video of the International Space Station passing in front of the solar eclipse


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/23/video-of-the-international-spa.html


#2

No matter how much they say it’s the space station, I’m still seeing a Tie Fighter.


#3

So basically they photobombed the eclipse from space.


#4

Which means that that’s no moon!


#5

Why is this astonishing? It’s in an equatorial orbit, so it’s in front of the moon quite often. And considering how fast the ISS moves this probably happens every two years.


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How often does it happen during an eclipse? And why shouldn’t we celebrate the combination of luck, skill and opportunity that led to capturing the shot?


#7

It was a rather obscure reference to https://boingboing.net/2017/08/23/carl-sagan-sadly-still-dead.html.


#8

Like the ISS, it flew right over my head.


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