It’s not something you’d ever be able to spot with your naked eyes, but thanks to a new video, we’re now able to say we’ve seen the International Space Station (ISS) flying by the moon at high speed. In the video, shot in Ganot, Israel by Gadi Eidelheit, we see the moon, quiet and majestic, on a pitch-black night. Suddenly, a silver-colored object streaks by. It was, of course, the ISS, transiting the moon at its normal speed of 17,100 miles an hour.
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