Monday, May 14, 2012

Chinese Space Station Transits the Sun

Source - Space Weather News for May 14, 2012:

SOLAR TRANSIT: A photographer in France has caught China's experimental space station, the Tiangong-1, passing directly in front of the sun.  The photo shows the winged spacecraft backlit by hot plasma as it flits across the solar disk in the neighborhood of giant sunspot AR1476.  Check it out on today's edition of

TIANGONG-1 SIGHTINGS:  The Tiangong-1 is much smaller than the International Space Station.  Nevertheless, it can be seen with the naked eye shining in the night sky as brightly as the stars of the Big Dipper.  Download the Simple Flybys app for sighting opportunities in your neighborhood:

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