Transit across the Moon: Composite view of the International Space Station moving across the face of the moon.

Transit across the Moon: Composite view of the International Space Station moving across the face of the moon.

• Zoom in here to see extraordinary detail : http://www.space.com/14167-amazing-sky-photos-space-station-moon-jupiter.html Click on “View full size image” in the legend.

• The International Space Station is the largest spacecraft ever built, with a main truss that is longer than a football field. It is currently home to six men (three Russians, two Americans and a Dutch astronaut) and flies 240 miles (390 kilometers) above Earth at a speed of about 17,500 mph (28,000 kph). At its brightest, the space station can outshine the planet Venus and be easily spotted with the unaided eye by skywatchers who know where to look.

Source: http://www.space.com/14167-amazing-sky-photos-space-station-moon-jupiter.html

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4 Responses to Transit across the Moon: Composite view of the International Space Station moving across the face of the moon.


  1. Totally enjoying the space.com link, thanks for sharing that Rajini Rao


  2. Enjoy your posts …they are a delight 🙂

  3. Rickie B says:


    Mmm – at last some progress in human evolution – we can now slowly claim to be an intelligent species with such ships or rather such space portals, though we await the great Dr Branson to give us space taxis. Rsj

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