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ISS Transit Seen from Toronto

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A group of 10 Toronto Centre members came out dark and early this morning to catch a transit by the ISS in front of the Full Moon this morning. The distinctive "H" shape of the ISS was clearly visible in binoculars as it zipped past the Moon at 3:52:16 a.m. Eastern time.

Transits by the ISS in front of the Sun and Moon are relatively common but are difficult because the shadow path is extremely narrow - only about 4 kilometres - so precise positioning is essential. Having a pass on a clear weekend night was a real bonus. Special thanks to Blake Nancarrow for alerting the Centre and helping to get such a good turnout.

A video of the event has been prepared and is available on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzs1QoUtg1A.

Transit of ISS in front of the Moon