APOD: Eclipse under the ISS (2020 Jun 27)

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APOD: Eclipse under the ISS (2020 Jun 27)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:05 am

Image Eclipse under the ISS

Explanation: The dark shadow of the New Moon reached out and touched planet Earth on June 21. A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured its passing in this snapshot from low Earth orbit near the border of Kazakhstan and China. Of course those along the Moon's central shadow track below could watch the much anticipated annular eclipse of the Sun. In the foreground a cargo spacecraft is docked with the orbital outpost. It's the H-II Transfer Vehicle-9 from JAXA the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

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Re: APOD: Eclipse under the ISS (2020 Jun 27)

Post by George » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:41 am

>>> It's the H-II Transfer Vehicle-9 from JAXA
And why in picture HTV8?

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Re: APOD: Eclipse under the ISS (2020 Jun 27)

Post by Joe Stieber » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:16 am

George wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:41 am
>>> It's the H-II Transfer Vehicle-9 from JAXA
And why in picture HTV8?
I was wondering the same thing. This is probably the explanation…

https://iss.jaxa.jp/en/htv/mission/htv- ... towed.html

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what landmarks?

Post by jcjlf » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:04 am

You can clearly distinguish the Ayakkum Lake (left bottom) and Aqqikkol Lake (right bottom) in China. Nice!

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Re: APOD: Eclipse under the ISS (2020 Jun 27)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:18 am

iss063e031761_June2020ase1024.jpg
The cargo capsule when empty gets destroyed on reentry with the debris falling into the Pacific! according to wikipedia!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H-II_Transfer_Vehicle! (We keep using the ocean as a giant garbage dump!) :shock: 😢
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Re: what landmarks?

Post by GeoXXXXX » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:20 am

jcjlf wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:04 am
You can clearly distinguish the Ayakkum Lake (left bottom) and Aqqikkol Lake (right bottom) in China. Nice!
I just spent the better part of an hour searching on google earth to find out what those lakes were! If only I had just read the discussion! Doh!

I did find the little lake on top is Beile Kekule for what it’s worth 😀

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Re: APOD: Eclipse under the ISS (2020 Jun 27)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:33 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:18 am
iss063e031761_June2020ase1024.jpg

The cargo capsule when empty gets destroyed on reentry with the debris falling into the Pacific! according to wikipedia!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H-II_Transfer_Vehicle! (We keep using the ocean as a giant garbage dump!) :shock: 😢
The vast majority of the craft burns up in the atmosphere. What little survives to the sea is just harmless metal bits... dropped in the ocean, that's really little more than a form of recycling. We do use the seas as garbage dumps, both deliberately and accidentally. But material from space isn't ever going to be a problem.
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Re: APOD: Eclipse under the ISS (2020 Jun 27)

Post by neufer » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:31 pm

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Chris Peterson wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:33 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:18 am

The cargo capsule when empty gets destroyed on reentry with the debris falling into the Pacific! according to wikipedia!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H-II_Transfer_Vehicle! (We keep using the ocean as a giant garbage dump!) :shock: 😢
The vast majority of the craft burns up in the atmosphere. What little survives to the sea is just harmless metal bits... dropped in the ocean, that's really little more than a form of recycling. We do use the seas as garbage dumps, both deliberately and accidentally. But material from space isn't ever going to be a problem.
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