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IdentificationMission: ISS007 Roll: E Frame: 16747 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS007
Country or Geographic Name: USA-ILLINOIS
Features: CHICAGO, LAKE MICHIGAN
Center Point Latitude: 42.0 Center Point Longitude: -88.0 (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: 41
Camera Focal Length: 50mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 25 (11-25)
NadirGMT Date: 20031008 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 184504 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 39.6, Longitude: -89.7 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Northeast
Sun Azimuth: 200 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 201 nautical miles (372 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 43 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 3875
CaptionsChicago by day. The population of the city of Chicago, IL is roughly 3 million people, but metropolitan Chicago includes nearly 10 million. This image stretches from East Chicago and Gary IND (bottom left) to Kenosha IL (right). The contrast between the gray urban region comprising metropolitan Chicago and the surrounding coastal plain is relatively unimpressive.
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