Watch: The ISS Shoots Past the Moon

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 2:09PM
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Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 2:09PM
Watch: The ISS Shoots Past the Moon

Every once in a while, the ISS does a fly-by past the moon and can be seen with the naked eye, or at least a good camera. On December 28, amateur astronomer Gadi Eidelheit took a video of the tiny little ISS shooting past our moon (it's a little difficult to see at first, so stay tuned for the slow-mo/close-up version):

 

 

Eidelheit took the video from a spot 10 kilometers from his house in Ganot, Israel. It happens extremely quickly, but once you catch it, it's well worth watching. "The timing and location must be very accurate. The moon is only half a degree in the sky and the time it takes the ISS to pass over the moon is less than a second," he said. 

 

For full explanation of Eidelheit's methodology, click here.

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