So did you all see the eclipse yesterday? (Safely, we hope!)
We were watching and it left us pretty speechless. Not only is that something you literally do not see everyday, it is also one of those rare moments that you feel the solar system in action.
High above our atmosphere, the planets and moons and asteroids are all moving around each other and our Sun. And there it was for all to see. Not to mention all of the cute little crescents it left everywhere!
And, if you had a little luck, a lot of patience, and the right equipment, you could see something else up there dancing with the stars...the International Space Station (ISS).
Best. Photobomb. Ever.
Though it was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in real time, a NASA photographer was at the ready with a high-speed camera. Joel Kowsky is a photo editor at the space agency and was stationed in Wyoming to see the eclipse. His camera shot at 1500 frames per second—the perfect speed to capture the ISS, a football field-sized object 400 kilometres (250 miles) up, traveling 28,000 km/h (17,500 mph).
If you want to watch it in motion, check out this video below! (It's tiny and moving from right to left, but it's there!)