Well-known French astrophotographer and amateur astronomer Thierry Legault released this 50-second video showing an ISS solar transit he just captured. It’s notable for being the first time the ISS’s Canadarm2 robotic arm has been photographed during a transit.
Zipping through space at 16,500 miles per hour (27,000km/h), the ISS passes across the face of the Sun in just 0.6 seconds from Legault’s vantage point on Earth.
— Thierry Legault (@ThierryLegault) June 26, 2020
In addition to the first-ever transit photos of Canadarm2, Legault also managed to capture a view of the new SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule that brought two American astronauts to the ISS in late May 2020.