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A Millisecond Moment: When The Moon And Space Station Eclipse The Sun
NPR ^ | Jan 6, 2011 | by Eyder Peralta

Posted on 01/06/2011 4:34:33 PM PST by Islander7

French photographer Thierry Legault knew he had .86 seconds to get the shot. He'd flown to the Sultanate of Oman for the perfect vantage point. January 4th that part of the world saw a partial solar eclipse, but Legault, who's a veteran astrophotographer, didn't want just a spectacular shot of the moon crossing in front of the sun. No, he wanted to capture that millisecond moment when the moon and the International Space Station eclipsed the sun at the same time. He explained the logistics of getting the shot to us:

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy; Education; Science
KEYWORDS: eclipse; moon; space; sun

1 posted on 01/06/2011 4:34:36 PM PST by Islander7
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To: Islander7
That's not the space station. It's a Tie Fighter. The Empire is invading!

/johnny

2 posted on 01/06/2011 4:36:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Islander7

Way kewl!


3 posted on 01/06/2011 4:36:36 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 716 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

That’s no moon!


4 posted on 01/06/2011 4:38:47 PM PST by retrogo
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To: JRandomFreeper

“That’s no moon” - Obi Wan


5 posted on 01/06/2011 4:39:17 PM PST by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: JRandomFreeper

lol! It does look like a Tie Fighter!


6 posted on 01/06/2011 4:39:45 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (My baloney has a first name, it's DEMOCRAT; my baloney has a second name, it's PARTY)
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To: Islander7

could be photoshopped?


7 posted on 01/06/2011 4:41:37 PM PST by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: Islander7

Wow!!!!


8 posted on 01/06/2011 4:42:29 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Islander7

Way, way cool.

Really. Makes my heart pound.


9 posted on 01/06/2011 4:43:12 PM PST by zeebee
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To: PilotDave

What’s that other thing on the lower right of the yolk, the embryo.


10 posted on 01/06/2011 4:43:12 PM PST by jimpick
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To: jimpick

Sunspots?


11 posted on 01/06/2011 4:44:41 PM PST by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: PilotDave
Actually, I don't think so. Lots of error because I don't have a model of the lens used, but the distances from surface of the Earth, relative size of the space station, relative size of the moon and sun seems to be +/- close enough.

Libs are the ones that typically cheat, and they don't do well in hard sciences.

/johnny

12 posted on 01/06/2011 4:45:39 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jimpick
One very lonely, tiny sunspot. The sun should have them like an outbreak of acne at this point in the standard 11 years cycle.

/johnny

13 posted on 01/06/2011 4:47:43 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well if the sun does not have enough sun spots can’t we send some SUV’s to heat it up.


14 posted on 01/06/2011 4:52:46 PM PST by jimpick
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To: zeebee
Yep, it is cool. We did that. From putting the space station in space, to providing a photo-journalist enough information to know where and when to be to get the shot, to building the infrastructure to get him there, and then get his photo out worldwide.

Way cool. Great time to be alive. Lots of cool things to see.

/johnny

15 posted on 01/06/2011 4:53:29 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jimpick
Can we start with San Fran Nan's SUV? With her in it?

/johnny

16 posted on 01/06/2011 4:54:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RedCell
I got a BAD feelin about this.


17 posted on 01/06/2011 4:58:05 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: RedCell

Its a SPACE Station!


18 posted on 01/06/2011 5:01:47 PM PST by KC_Lion (Lord help our Armed Service members that they not become pawns in Hussein's quest to destroy America)
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To: JRandomFreeper

How about we send her jet with all her friends. Would do more for warming as they are all full of sh@#, and that give off methane.


19 posted on 01/06/2011 5:05:20 PM PST by jimpick
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To: JRandomFreeper

My thoughts exactly. As soon as I saw that I thought it looked like one of the TIE Fighters from Star Wars!


20 posted on 01/06/2011 5:17:56 PM PST by NailInACoffin
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To: JRandomFreeper

Heh, yeah, NASA keeps having to move their ‘prediction curve’ for the increased sunspot numbers farther into the future. They’ve been doing this for the past 3 years.


21 posted on 01/06/2011 5:41:13 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: tubebender

photoping


22 posted on 01/07/2011 7:16:34 AM PST by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: glock rocks

WoW I wonder what his Solar eclipse photos look like


23 posted on 01/07/2011 7:26:07 AM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Photo ping


24 posted on 01/07/2011 7:27:26 AM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: tubebender

Wait, that IS a solar eclipse photo.


25 posted on 01/07/2011 8:27:54 AM PST by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: glock rocks

Ha Ha Just testing you...

unnnngh

LUNAR LUNAR LUNAR LUNAR


26 posted on 01/07/2011 8:53:14 AM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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