31 August 2008

Picture of the Month - August 2008



Do you see a Sun Spot on the Sun??? Click on the Picture to see it in a larger resolution. You can now clearly see that its not a Sun Spot but a space Station. It is the International Space Station (ISS) trasiting the Sun. As the ISS moves around the Earth, the space station (very rarely) appears to move across the surface of the Sun as in this Picture.

5 comments:

Avenger said...

nice pic.....and at first sight,i thought that it was the moon! :D :D

Kavin said...

er... what is the job of the ISS anyway???

Inchara Prakash said...

Gud ques kav... Will explain in a post soon...

Kavin said...

ok :)

Inchara Prakash said...

U cant see the sun directly.. its too bright.. Hence I use some kind of special lens to look at the sun.. Its the same glass which is used in eclipse googles...

Anyways tat lens reduces the brightness of the Sun which makes it look so...