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Space Station transit of Venus

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

11-10-2010 11:20 CDT

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Let's count how many amazing things there are about this photo.

1) Theo Ramakers and Frank Garner caught the Space Station transiting Venus. In the whole wide sky, these two tiny objects were right next to each other.
) Venus was at a magnitude of -4.2, the Station much less bright at -1.2.
) The pass was at 4:38 p.m. Yes, in daylight.
) The Sun was still 33 degrees above the horizon.
) Venus was only 30 degrees away from the Sun at the time.
) Did I mention this was in daylight?

WOW.

Space Station transits Venus -- in daylight

Theo Ramakers and Frank Garner

Space Station transits Venus -- in daylight

 
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