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ISS Passes Through Moon’s Shadow During Eclipse



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Station Passes Through Moon’s Shadow During Eclipse

ISS014-E-13848 -- The coastal region in Somalia Image above: The coastal 
region in Somalia is featured in this image photographed by an 
Expedition 14 crew member on the International Space Station. Image 
credit: NASA

TO VIEW IMAGE GO TO:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html


The first solar eclipse of 2007 occurred Sunday and was visible from 
eastern Asia and parts of northern Alaska, with the largest part of the 
eclipse for the station taking place at 9:54 p.m. EDT. During that 
period the space station passed through the Moon's shadow once and lost 
some ability to generate power. The cumulative sunlight available was 
84% compared to the “no eclipse” case, i.e., available sunlight during 
this orbit was 16% lower.

On Monday, Flight Engineer Sunita Williams had an amateur radio ham 
session with students at East Aurora Middle School in East Aurora, New 
York. Monday was also Williams’ 100th day in space. She was part of the 
STS-116 crew that arrived to the station in early December.
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