|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
Oct 3, around 8:30 p.m. my cousin and I watched the International Space Station cross the sky from SW to NE. Then, the moon came up, and it was full and very bright. Looking through binoculars, we saw 2 parallel black lines on the face of the moon (in the middle, like "nose holes"). The lines glided off the face of the moon, exiting at the 10-o'clock position. The lines were very black and maybe got a little longer as they drifted up. We wonder if this could have been the space station casting a large shadow back on the earth, much like an eclipse??? I asked a source at APOD, who said it was "more likely a boundary between areas of local air transparency." But he didn't explain what that is, and, anyway, I don't think that's what it was, even if I don't know what it means!
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