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Mission: ISS005 Roll: E Frame: 10000 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS005
Country or Geographic Name: HUNGARY
Center Point: Latitude: 48.0 Longitude: 19.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

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


Camera Tilt: 32
Camera Focal Length: 800mm
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: 20020818 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 111431 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 45.8, Longitude: 19.2 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 192 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 209 nautical miles (387 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 57 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 1378


This image shows some of the devastating European flooding were captured by astronauts onboard the International Space Station. The photograph shows flooding around the Danube Bend area just north of Budapest near the city of Vác, Hungary. The flood peaked in Budapest on August 19 at about 8.5 m (28 ft), exceeding the previous 1965 flood record. The image shows the waters inundating farmland in the flood palain and then receding, when in comparison to ISS005-E-10926.

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