accelerated transit

Solar transit of ISS and Atlantis
 

Being in the midst of “Accelerando” by Charles Stross the above amazing picture immediately strung a chord when I first saw it. The picture shows “the solar transit of the International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle Atlantis (50 minutes after undocking from the ISS, before return to Earth), taken from the area of Mamers (Normandie, France) on september 17th 2006 at 13h 38min 50s UT.” See the pic in full at astrophoto.fr.
 

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