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International Space Station Passes by Total Solar Eclipse.

International Space Station Passes by Total Solar Eclipse.

The International Space Station encircling the Sun managed to make an appearance during the solar eclipse that was observed in the United States on August 21. NASA photographer Joel Kowsky was quick to observe the station and managed to capture the photobomb.

The International Space Station spotted passing over the Sun. (Photo Source: NASA)

 

Seems like the photobombing culture ruling earthlings have travelled all the way up to Space and this year’s photobomb award clearly will be taken away by the International Space Station (ISS). While the people of the United States were busy observing the first Total Solar Eclipse in 99 years yesterday (August 21), NASA photographer Joel Kowsky, while looking up from Banner (Wyoming), observed something else. He soon managed to capture a silhouette of the ISS passing in front of the sun at the time of the eclipse. With six crew members on board, the ISS transits the sun at roughly five miles a second during the eclipse. NASA also cleared doubts of people asking whether the visual was of a Sunspot instead, and posted a seven frame composition of the station showing its movement.

International Space Station Passes by Total Solar Eclipse.

This composite image, made from seven frames, shows the International Space Station. (Source: NASA/Joel Kowsky)

International Space Station Passes by Total Solar Eclipse. via : indianexpress.com

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