[FPSPACE] ISS captured crossing Sun during Venus Transit
ljk4 at msn.com
Thu Jun 17 20:08:52 EDT 2004
TRANSIT OF VENUS: On June 8th, in a tiny village in Slovakia, Tomas Maruska<mailto:atm at host.sk> took a picture that is ... beyond rare. It shows Venus and the International Space Station (ISS) transiting the Sun at the same time:
The double transit was visible only inside a narrow corridor<http://www.spaceweather.com/venustransit/08jun04o/IssVenusTransitTrack-006.gif> a few hundred meters wide. And it was brief. The space station crosses in the Sun in a split second! Maruska knew when and where to look thanks to the predictions<http://iss-transit.sourceforge.net/IssVenusTransit.html> of Thomas Fly, an expert forecaster of ISS transits.
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