On the night of March 23rd Aldrich member and Astrophotographer Matt O’Malley captured the International Space Station transiting the Moon. In this amazing picture you can actually see some structural features of the ISS if you ZOOM in and look closely.
In order to capture a transit like this you need to have the correct alignment of the ISS and the Moon. As such a lot of planning needs to be done in locating yourself on a spot on the earth where the ISS can be seen transiting the Moon on a specific date/time. The transit path is only a few miles wide but can extend 100’s of miles long. Also the transit itself is VERY FAST so a fairly high speed video camera is required to capture this event.
Great job Matt in capturing this transit!!!