Local photographer Chris Boar, also vice-president of the Nanaimo Astronomy Society, shared this image taken from his backyard in Nanaimo, using a camera fitted to a solar telescope.
This is the International Space station passing in front of the sun. It’s orbit on this pass was pretty much along Extension Road and out over the Strait to the mainland. The actual transit was only 0.89sec during which he got off seven shots and made this composite image.
The ISS is quite a sight at night, the brightest point in the sky and moves at 19,000 mph. People can track the ISS and pop out and see a nighttime flyover when it passes over.