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Photographing the Earth from the International Space Station

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View ISS004-E-10472.JPG 99622639435 No No From STIC, color adjusted
View ISS004-E-10472_2.JPG 109764540405 Yes Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site
View ISS004-E-10472.JPG 196255540404 Yes Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web siteMay 19, 2002
View ISS004-E-10472_3.JPG 206232540401 Yes Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site
View ISS004-E-10472.JPG 342893540403 Photographic Highlights540 px resized images
View ISS004-E-10472.JPG 12433751024764 Photographic Highlightsactual files used
View ISS004-E-10472.JPG 136014630322064 No No From STIC, color adjusted

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Mission: ISS004 Roll: E Frame: 10472 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS004
Country or Geographic Name: USA-PENNSYLVANIA
Center Point: Latitude: 40.5 Longitude: -80.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)


Camera Tilt: 15
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: 20020426 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 144838 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 41.0, Longitude: -81.3 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southeast
Sun Azimuth: 118 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 208 nautical miles (385 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 47 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 3602


Astronauts onboard the International Space Station often observe small, otherwise unnoticed water bodies on the ground due to their unusual colors. For example, the Little Blue Run Dam and reservoir is located in western Pennsylvania, just south of the Ohio River. It is owned by Pennsylvania Power Company and used for industrial sludge impoundment. The materials suspended in the water give it a striking, turquoise color.

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