International Space Station flies in front of solar eclipse


The space station passed in front of the sun during the eclipse, giving some photographers an extraordinary photo opportunity during an already extraordinary event. But, if you notice closely, the International Space Station made a special appearance too.

Everyone loves to be centre of attention, and it seems the International Space Station is no different after it decided it wasn't content being outdone by the moon's popularity on Monday.

Kutryk believes people are living at a time when humans will potentially return to the moon and that he hopes to travel there.

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Not only could astronauts see the eclipse, but people on earth could also see the International Space Station. During a brief window of time in Wyoming, spectators will be able to stand and watch the ISS transit over the partially eclipsed sun, followed by a total solar eclipse later. "We should be able to get a really neat photos with our filters of the sun being occluded by the moon". When you're on the ground, all you have to do is look skyward and, assuming you're within an area that the moon's shadow will hit, you'll see what all the fuss is about.

The event was especially fantastic near Banner, Wyoming where NASA captured the International Space Station and moon simultaneously passing in front of the sun.

Starting off the coast of OR and leaving U.S. shores in SC, the celestial phenomenon enveloped 14 states in complete darkness for about two minutes, and left many others partially veiled.