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The Ultimate Eclipse Photo Is In: NASA Caught The ISS Flying in Front of The Sun

As the moon snuck in front of the sun during Monday's total solar eclipse, a NASA photographer captured a once-in-a-lifetime sight.
Joel Kowsky, one of the space agency's photo editors, was in Banner, Wyoming, towatch the solar eclipse when he photographed the International Space Station zooming in front of a crescent sun.
Below is a video Kowsky recorded using a high-speed camera that recorded 1,500 frames per second. He also photographed the ISS with a standard camera.Such high-speed recording is necessary because the ISS is roughly the size of a football field, orbits Earth from 250 miles (400 kilometres) up, and moves at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour (28,000 km/h).
To capture such a fast-moving object from the right angle not only requires months or years of planning, but also a lot of luck.
The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, transits the sun during a partial solar eclipse near Banner, Wyoming. on August 21, 2017.
This article was originally published by Business Insider.

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