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    Transit By ISS During Yesterday's Partial Solar Eclipse


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    Lovely, but why is there an X wing fighter in the middle of it?

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    Awesome photo!

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    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...

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    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!!!!

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    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.

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    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*

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