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    Question Does the ISS ever transit the full moon.



    After posting my Jupiter/IO tansit post this morning I remembered one night not long after i bought my first scope in August 2006. I was looking at the full moon thru the 25mm eyepiece and I kept seeing little black things zip across the face of the moon very very fast. At first I figured it was some trick of the eye due to the moons brilliance maybe a spot on my eye or something. Then thought maybe it was birds. But they were always solo. No flocking. Then a large onject with what looked like solar panels sticking off of it went past. Much bigger than the other things i was seeing. Could that have been ISS? Sillouetted against the moon? Maybe the hubble? Wish I new the exact date and time but I cant remember now been to long and I didnt take notes then. Any ideas???

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    Quite often - you can even go to www.calsky.org and get predictions of transits of the moon and the sun, but always use proper protection if you try to view a solar transit. Here is a link to a picture of the ISS transiting the almost full moon.
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    Exclamation HOLY COW!!! Thats what I saw!

    I saved that pic and zooomed in and thats absolutely what I saw. So you think the smaller objects were sattelites? Thanks for the other link too ill have to check it. You da man Kevin. Thanks

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    Ive seen alot of birds, never the ISS in transit of the moon though.. especially a full one would be rarer. It would be pretty sweet to see though.
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    Most likely what you are seeing at a full moon moving quickly across the fov is a bat. It happens on a regular basis here in Ga.

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    Yea could be bats. But it was every one moved in a straight line. There was no flapping i could see no zigging or zagging just a small object every so often making a straight line across the fov. Then the iss. I gotta figure out how to get that on video now. Thanks for everyones response.

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    Could be other satellites as well, there are many more of them around
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