By Jim and Dawn Cutler
Space Station Moves Across the Face of the Supermoon
Watch the Space Station move across the face of the Supermoon from a train station parking lot here on Long Island. Clouds covered the Supermoon and we expected to go home empty handed. To watch the ISS lineup with the moon tonight you had to be standing on a thin line drawn across Long Island tonight. Two kilometers to the east or west of the line and you’d be out of luck. Just a mile away in my yard would have shown the Space Station crossing only the very edge. We wanted to be at the place to see it cut right down the moon’s center. Checking Google, all the land along this thin line was private. But, one place the line bisected was a train station parking lot. We set the tripod up in the cold and waited. With atomic clock app in hand, the clouds parted just enough so that can hear me excitedly say, “Got it.” The Space Station was 237 miles above us. The “Supermoon” behind the ISS was 222,135 miles away. Sunday night, December 3rd, 2017 at 10:13:31 pm under the Supermoon.