NASA Just Recorded the International Space Station Flying in Front of the Eclipse – Futurism

As the moon sneaked in front of the sun during Mondays totalsolar eclipse, a NASA photographer captured a once-in-a-lifetime sight.

Joel Kowsky, one of the space agencys photo editors, was in Banner, Wyoming, towatchthe solar eclipse when he photographed the International Space Station zooming in front of a crescent sun.

Below isa videoKowsky recorded using a high-speed camera that recorded 1,500 frames a second. He also photographed the ISS witha standard camera.

Such high-speed recording is necessary because the ISS is roughly the size of a football field, orbits Earth from 250 miles up, and moves at a speed of 17,500 mph.

To capture such a fast-moving object from the right angle requires not onlymonths or years of planningbut also a lot of luck.

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NASA Just Recorded the International Space Station Flying in Front of the Eclipse – Futurism

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