ISS Transits the Moon

June 19th, 2013 | Space


ISS Moon Transit Detail

Starship Enterprise

Maximilian Teodorescu, from Romania, recently captured this incredible shot of the International Space Station passing across the Moon.

“The ISS passes in front of the face of the moon for just “a fraction of a second” (around 0.6 seconds) as it orbits our planet at 17,000 miles per hour. Teodorescu looked up exact transit times using CalSky and then used his reflexes to nail the shot.” [PetaPixel via Spaceweather] In other words, perfect timing!

What’s really uncanny is how similar it looks to the shape of the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek.  Maybe the government is ahead of schedule on a ship that would cost approximately $468,400,000,000 to build. Hey, that’s only 1/35th of the US National Debt.

Find more from Teodorescu at his blog.


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