A Stunning Image of The ISS Crossing the Moon
on 08 July 2015
The International Space Station (ISS) orbits Earth so quickly—17,400 miles-per-hour to be exact—that it only takes one third of a second to streak across the moon. Fortunately, that fraction of a second was enough time for amateur photographer Dylan O’Donnell to capture an up-close image of the ISS—backlit by the massive, glowing moon—all the way from Earth. O’Donnell was able to do so by strapping a Canon DSLR to a 2300 mm telescope, and the result is a stunning image of the lonely satellite, captured just before it disappeared back into the darkness of space.