International Space Station Solar Transit

The International Space Station (ISS) passed in front of the sun at around 8:30 am, January 13, 2011, an event which lasted only for 0.8 seconds. Unfortunately for us, we got clouded out :(

Path of the satellite’s shadow, January 13, 2011
Equipment setup for the ISS solar transit observation. 6-in f/5, Baader ND 5.0 solar filter
Members of the University of the Philippines Astronomical Society conducted their ISS transit observation at the Manila Observatory

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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