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ISS006-E-28961

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Identification

Mission: ISS006 Roll: E Frame: 28961 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS006
Country or Geographic Name: AURORA
Features: AURORA AUSTRALIS
Center Point: Latitude: Longitude: (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:

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Camera Tilt: High Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 58mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.

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Percentage of Cloud Cover: (0-10)

Nadir

GMT Date: 20030216 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 194100 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -51.0, Longitude: 79.7 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Northwest
Sun Azimuth: 168 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 211 nautical miles (391 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: -26 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 222

Captions

The ISS-6 crew enjoyed this green aurora dancing over the night side of the Earth just after sunset. The reds and blues of sunset light up the air layer to the west. This image was taken February 16, 2003, with a 58 mm lens.

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