Joel Kowsky, a photographer at the space agency, managed to capture the images of the ISS' silhouette as it traveled at roughly five miles per second before the partially eclipsed sun. As NASA explained on Twitter, Kowsky used a high-speed camera to shoot the video at 1,500 frames per second from his vantage point in Banner, Wyoming. As you can imagine, the photography feat involved tons of planning and probably more luck than you can fit in the solar system. And here you were attempting to snap photos of the eclipse with your iPhone.
In addition to the video (shown above), Kowsky's still images of the timely transit -- and another shot by NASA's Bill Ingalls -- are equally mind-blowing: