RE: Solar + Lunar transit opportunities!

From: Barhorst L.J.C. (
Date: Wed Jul 24 2002 - 11:11:33 EDT

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    Yes, that is true, but my point was that the side of ISS we are looking at
    is in shadow.
    This is also true for the planets you mention. When they pass in front of
    the sun the
    hemisphere towards the sun is sunlit, and 'our' side is in darkness.
    You don't have a displacement of the sunlit body as they are in the same
    line of view.
    In fact it is comparable to new moon.
    Of course you can see a large enough object in front of the sun, as have
    some members of
    -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
    Van: Johannes Mueller []
    Verzonden: woensdag 24 juli 2002 17:06
    Aan: 'Barhorst L.J.C.';
    Onderwerp: RE: Solar + Lunar transit opportunities!
    > From: Barhorst L.J.C. []
    > When ISS transit BEFORE the sun, the side of ISS we are 
    > viewing is in shadow !! So it is impossible to see a sunlit 
    > ISS BEFORE the sun.
    Why? The situation is the same as a transit of mercure or venus before
    the sun, a dark silhouette should be observable if no other constraints
    like angular speed, angular extension or inadequate equipment make it
    impossible. There were several attempts of members of this list to view
    such an event.
    Johannes Mueller
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