The ISS went through the Moon

The ISS went through the Moon

I had everything planned.

Two cameras, two tripods, batteries charged, all ready. Even the field I'd planned to take my ISS images.

I got to the place in plenty of time & even brought two of my kids along for the experience as normally I go out shooting the night sky when they are asleep.

I looked down to my phone to check the time & I thought I'd still a minute or two to go & then I saw it, flying away from the moon already. I hadn't spotted the ISS before she passed in front of the moon, so I didn't get to take an image of the moon with the ISS in shot.

Despite my disappointment, I was very happy with the shot above, showing the trail of the ISS moving away from the moon & the Milky Way above.

Next time, eh? Next time.


ISO 1600, F3.5, 30 seconds.

Gear used

Canon 60Da & Samyang 8mm f3.5

Camera: Canon EOS 60D (Canon)
Camera Lens:
Focal Length: 50 mm
Exposure: 30 sec
Aperture: N/A
ISO: 1600

  • I got caught out too ! FRom my spot in Galway, I don't think the ISS would have intersected the moon, but if it had, I wouldn't have snapped it. Still, it was a beautiful night to be outside. Nice picture, all the same.
    John Smyth @ 2013-10-10 22:07:20
  • class !
    aafke @ 2013-10-10 22:32:38