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The International Space Station transiting the Moon as seen from northern New Jersey on September 15, 2008 at 9:27:22 p.m. EDT. ISS appears between Mare Serenitatis on the right and larger Mare Imbrium on the left. ISS was 457 miles away moving from right to left. The Moon was one day past full.

The larger set of solar array wings can be seen as a rectangular shape at the top of ISS's silhouette. The integrated truss structure that forms the main axis of the station appears nearly vertical in the silhouette. Compare this to the transit of the Sun a month earlier when ISS was closer during the transit.

Astro Physics 155mm refractor at f7.1 and a Canon 40D at ASA 800. One 1/800 second exposure at 9:27:22 p.m EDT. Photographed from northern New Jersey. North is up. 2008

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