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International Space Station Moon transit time-lapse | by Martin_Heigan
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International Space Station Moon transit time-lapse

Engage! No it's not the Starship Enterprise...


A time-lapse composite frame of video footage shot at 60fps (double speed) and a high Shutter Speed on a Nikon D500 DSLR, allowing the slow down of the very fast 1 second Lunar ISS transit.


ISS transit Info:

Real-Time transit duration = 1.28 sec.

Ground speed = 17,150 mi/h or 27,600 km/h (8.231 km/s or 5.114 mi/s).

Moon Phase: 95% Waning Gibbous (Southern Hemisphere).


Date & Location:

5 November 2017, West Rand, South Africa.



Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens.

Manfrotto 055PRO Tripod.

Wimberley 2 Tripod Head.


Thank you Sumarie for letting me use your camera gear!


Video available on Flickr, Vimeo & YouTube.




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Taken on November 5, 2017