Thursday, January 06, 2011

Natural Satellite behind Manmade Satellite

Thierry Legault, Astrophotographer in Normandy, France took this photo around the time of the lunar eclipse.  If you look close, you can see the International Space Station (manmade satellite) passing in front of the moon (natural satellite).  The ISS passage took only 1/2 of a second.  When you look at the ISS, remember that its more than 200,000 miles away from the moon.  This illustrated how large the moon really is in comparison.

Notice the solar array in the bottom, close-up photo.

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