NASA/Joel Kowsky (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Sorry, Sun.

August 22, 2017

As people across the U.S. donned solar-eclipse glasses or used homemade techniques to watch the solar eclipse on Monday, a group of people in space were having their own encounter with the same event.

The International Space Station, the largest manmade object in space, crossed in front of the sun at one point during the eclipse, as captured by NASA photographer Joel Kowsky, CNET News reported

What at first appeared to be a sunspot or some other irregularity, in fact turned out to be the space station.

Users on Twitter were quick to call it one of the most impressive photobombs in history.

The complete solar eclipse was a sight that captivated people across the continent, as it cast a 70-mile moon shadow across states from California to South Carolina. Outside of the line of totality, residents across the entire country could see at least a partial eclipse.

Anyone in North America who missed out on yesterday's phenomenon will have to wait at least seven years until the next such celestial event.

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