ISS & The Sun

Hey, Sky Fans! Happy Friday! Another week down. Can you believe it? We’re almost finished with August. It’s amazing how quickly the summer goes. I hope you have something exciting and fun, maybe a little sky watching in store this weekend.

For this week’s Friday photo, here’s a photo from post I saw just yesterday from fellow astro-nut (Ah? Like what I did there? Sigh…), Jim Ruebush. He was able to grab a snapshot of the International Space Station (ISS) as it crossed the face of the Sun at close to 18,000 MPH. This photo takes place over only 0.6 seconds, and he was able to get it. Amazing. The timing has to be just perfect.

I love shots like these. As a photographer, I’ve always been a fan of photos that mix the human-made world with nature. Also, photos like these remind me of how much people are able to do, and of how much work is going into working toward new discoveries. New science is everywhere.

If you have a couple of minutes, you should click through and read what Jim has to say about the whole thing. His whole blog is pretty great, too.

Have a great weekend, everyone, and clear skies.

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