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Image Credit & Copyright: Kris Smith

What are those specks in front of the Moon? They are silhouettes of the International Space Station (ISS).

Using careful planning and split-second timing, a meticulous lunar photographer captured ten images of the ISS passing in front of last month’s full moon. But this wasn’t just any full moon — this was the first of the three consecutive 2016 supermoons.

A supermoon is a full moon that appears a few percent larger and brighter than most other full moons. The featured image sequence was captured near Dallas, Texas.

Image Credit & Copyright: Catalin Paduraru

Image Credit & Copyright: Catalin Paduraru

Source: APOD NASA