ISS solar transit, 14-Mar

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ISS solar transit, 14-Mar

Post by rwilkinson » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:57 am

There is a transit of the ISS in front of the Sun just after noon on Wednesday, which should be visible from the area between the red lines in this map:
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(the blue line is the centre-line of the transit, where the ISS passes across the Sun's equator)

Even if the sky is clear, the pass takes less than a second, so don't blink or you'll miss it!

As far as I know, Dave Walker is the only BAS member to have captured images of such an event:
http://www.boltonastro.org.uk/gallery/d ... 77&pid=742

Please do take great care if you try to observe or image the Sun: use the proper filters to prevent damage to your equipment or eyes!

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