NASA photographer captures spectacular view of International Space Station ‘crossing’ the sun

NASA photographer Joel Kowsky recently captured the spectacular view of the International Space Station “crossing” the sun,media CNET reported. NASA has released a composite image of six photos showing a silhouette of the International Space Station as it crossed the sun “at a speed of about 5 miles per second” on June 24. NASA also released a short video of 10 photos.

NASA photographer captures spectacular view of International Space Station 'crossing' the sun

This requires a combination of skills, equipment and timing to capture images. While the outline of the space station looks a bit like the TIE fighter from Star Wars, you see a large array of International Space Station solar panels on both sides.

NASA photographer captures spectacular view of International Space Station 'crossing' the sun

The International Space Station is more than just a collection of orbital equipment. There are currently two Russian cosmonauts and three NASA astronauts on the space station. NASA’s crew includes Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who arrived on a historic Demo-2 mission at the end of May on the SpaceX manned Dragon spacecraft.