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Photographing the Earth from the International Space Station

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Mission: ISS004 Roll: E Frame: 10319 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS004
Country or Geographic Name: USA-MICHIGAN
Center Point: Latitude: 46.5 Longitude: -87.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

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Camera Tilt: 45
Camera Focal Length: 400mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.


Film Exposure:
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)


GMT Date: 20020422 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 214512 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 47.1, Longitude: -84.1 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West
Sun Azimuth: 258 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 210 nautical miles (389 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 28 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 3544


Astronauts onboard the International Space Station often observe small, otherwise unnoticed water bodies on the ground due to their unusual colors. Such a lake with color linked commercial activity is Lake Gribben, located to the southeast of Ishpeming in Michiganís Upper Peninsula. Iron ore is extracted from the Tilden/Empire Mine complex visible to the north of the lake.

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