David Murr

ISS in Moon-Soaked Skies

The International Space Station (ISS) zips over central Virginia during the early morning hours on April 3, 2013. Heading through the Moon-soaked skies at 17,250 miles per hour, the space station is seen here in front of the very faintly visible Milky Way and a few stray wispy clouds.

The photo is a composite of several individual 15 second frames, so as to capture the continuous motion of the ISS over time without introducing significant star trails, or requiring an equatorial mount for tracking.