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IdentificationMission: ISS006 Roll: E Frame: 44645 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS006
Country or Geographic Name: EGYPT
Features: VALLEY OF THE KINGS AT NIGHT
Center Point: Latitude: 26.0 Longitude: 32.5 (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:
CameraCamera Tilt: 28
Camera Focal Length: 85mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
GMT Date: 20030411 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 183326 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 25.2, Longitude: 34.2 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West
Sun Azimuth: 299 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 212 nautical miles (393 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: -33 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 1064
CaptionsCity lights define the Nile River Valley as it snakes across the Egyptian desert. The cities of Naj’ Hamadi, Qena, and Luxor, shine the brightest. Communities in the hillsides create a thin border along either side of the valley. Simliar strips line the Nile itself. Most of Egypt’s population, and most of the country’s arable land, occupies the Nile River Valley.
To learn more about this image, and the area around Luxor, Egypt, read: The Great Bend of the Nile, Day and Night.
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