The International Space Station, constantly orbiting our planet at breakneck speed, occasionally passes directly in front of the Sun when observed from Earth. This type of event is called a solar transit and can be regularly observed in narrow paths of visibility from the surface of our planet.
On June 10th 2021, one such transit was visible from Europe during a partial solar eclipse. In this photograph, the ISS can be seen passing near the silhouette of the Moon, while the background is filled by the surface of our Sun.
Artist: Bartosz Wojczyński. Astronomy lover with over ten years of experience in the field of astrophotography. Winner of many prestigious awards, incl. Astrobin Image of the Day and NASA APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). Organizer of astrophotographic expeditions to the darkest places on our planet. Bartosz appreciates versatility and diversity – his photographic output includes both deep sky photos, extreme close-ups of the moon, and astroscapes that show the beauty of outer space in a wide field. On a daily basis he works as a specialist in image processing and 3D graphics.