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Full Moon Crossing

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Full Moon Crossing


On October 6th, a nearly full
perigee Moon shone in
Earth's night sky.

The bright moonlight, accurate planning,
and proper equipment
resulted in
this amazing
featuring sharp
silhouettes of the International Space Station (ISS) as it
rapidly crossed (right to left)
in front of the lunar disk.

The picture was constructed using six video frames recorded
from a site just outside Tracy, California, USA.

Sporting newly deployed solar arrays,
the ISS was at a range
of about 260 miles from the telescope/video camera setup.

In the background, about a thousand times more distant than
the ISS, lies bright lunar ray crater

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