The International Space Station photobombed the eclipse

Greg Evans
Tuesday 22 August 2017 13:00
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The International Space Station is the largest human-made structure in space and has been in orbit since 1998.

As it conducts important research on astronomy, biology and other fields it can also capture incredibly detailed images of the Earth below.

You can sometimes see it from the Earth's surface with the naked ey,e but it rarely gets its moment in the sun (pardon the pun).

During yesterday's awe inspiring Total Solar Eclipse across North America however, it seized its opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime photobomb.

Taken by Nasa photographer Joel Kowsky, the craft is barely identifiable at first, mixing in with the sunspots, but upon closer inspection you can clearly make out certain parts of the station.

Kowsky's image has since gone viral, with many netizens sharing their amazement and the odd joke.

Nasa have also shared footage of the moment the station passed the eclipse, which is just too awesome to behold.

We wonder if Donald Trump could see it from his vantage point?

The next eclipse that will take place across the skies of America won't be until 2024, so we have a little while to wait to see if the Iss can pull of this trick again.

HT Twitter Cnet NASA

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