The composite photo above shows the International Space Station zipping across the face of the Sun on September 6th, 2015. Traveling at 5 miles per second and carrying 9 crew members, the Space Station appears as nearly a tiny silhouette in the transit.
The image uses 5 quickly captured shots by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls, who had his camera set up at Shenandoah National Park in Front Royal, Virginia.
Here’s a closer crop of the image:
Back on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015, Ingalls captured a similar shot showing an ISS transit of the moon from Woodford, Virginia:
Image credits: Photographs by NASA/Bill Ingalls