20 quick shots of the International Space Station as it passes the sun


A photographer has released an amazing set of shots of the International Space Station (ISS) passing in front of the surface of the sun, and the footage, taken by Portuguese photographer Miguel Claro, (43) shows in one picture the path of space station as it crosses the sun's disk, forming what It looks like a golden belt.

The spacecraft was captured more than 20 times as it passed over our star in just 0.55 seconds, at a distance of 271 miles (436.29 kilometers) from Earth and at an incredible speed of 16,500 miles per hour (7.38 kilometers per second).

Claro captured this passage using a special camera fitted with the solar alpha hydrogen filter, which highlights the chromosphere, a layer in the sun's atmosphere.

Claro said he was extremely satisfied that he caught the ISS passing in just the right place, adding, I worked on the ISS track using the Transit Finder website, and then I started trying to find a nice field where I could put me close to the central crossing path.

The International Space Station, which is 357.5 feet wide and 239.4 feet long, completes a full orbit around the Earth once every 90 minutes. The ISS was only visible for 0.55 seconds, so I set up my planetary video camera to capture an average frame rate of 47 fps.

Claro confirmed, I feel relieved that everything went so well in the end, especially when there are a lot of things like the weather, it could have gone wrong and prevented me from getting the perfect shot.

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