+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Jokes/Interweb Things Thread, Transit By ISS During Yesterday's Partial Solar Eclipse in Fun Stuff; Source: INSANELY awesome solar eclipse picture | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine...
  1. #1

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    8,981
    Thank Post
    352
    Thanked 1,300 Times in 890 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1131

    Transit By ISS During Yesterday's Partial Solar Eclipse


  2. #2

    Jawloms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    831
    Thank Post
    177
    Thanked 105 Times in 73 Posts
    Rep Power
    185
    Lovely, but why is there an X wing fighter in the middle of it?

  3. #3

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,837
    Thank Post
    517
    Thanked 2,478 Times in 1,921 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    837
    Awesome photo!

  4. #4

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,653
    Thank Post
    1,257
    Thanked 781 Times in 678 Posts
    Rep Power
    236
    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    Lovely, but why is there an X wing fighter in the middle of it?
    As no one else seems to be going to do so, I'd just like to point out that that's really not a moon, it really is a spacestation...

    --
    David Hicks

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    410
    Thank Post
    73
    Thanked 75 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    44
    Quote Originally Posted by Article text
    Thatís why Thierry sojourned to Oman; due to the geometry of the ISS orbit, it was from there that he had the best chance of getting a picture of the station as it passed in front of the Sun during the relatively brief duration of the actual solar eclipse. But talk about brief; the ISS was in front of the Sun for less than second, so not only did he have one chance at getting this spectacular once-in-a-lifetime shot, but he had only a fraction of a second to snap it!
    Wow!!!!

    mb

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    871
    Thank Post
    90
    Thanked 165 Times in 140 Posts
    Rep Power
    49
    Fantastic picture, unfortunately it was cloudy yesterday morning to see it for myself. Did manage to watch the last Total Solar Eclipse in August 1999.

    Although I was fortunate enough to watch the Total Lunar Eclipse (21st Dec 2010) whilst in America

    If you haven't already, I suggest you watch BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Stargazing LIVE. The final episode is tonight. Shame programmes like this aren't on more often.

  7. #7

    aerospacemango's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    1,994
    Thank Post
    283
    Thanked 249 Times in 200 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    295
    Quote Originally Posted by MYK-IT View Post
    If you haven't already, I suggest you watch BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Stargazing LIVE. The final episode is tonight. Shame programmes like this aren't on more often.
    *ahem*dumbingdown*ahem*

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Lunar Transit By The International Space Station
    By DaveP in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 31st December 2010, 12:39 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12th December 2010, 08:17 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th March 2010, 06:47 PM
  4. [Joke] ISS Goes Mad
    By cookie_monster in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28th August 2008, 12:14 PM
  5. Partial eclipse of the sun today
    By Dos_Box in forum General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 29th March 2006, 10:03 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •