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Mission: ISS007 Roll: E Frame: 18086 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS007
Country or Geographic Name: USA-CALIFORNIA
Center Point: Latitude: 34.5 Longitude: -117.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

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Camera Tilt: High Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 800mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.


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Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)


GMT Date: 20031026 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 195423 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 41.2, Longitude: -120.2 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 183 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 200 nautical miles (370 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 36 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 157


ISS007-E-18086 (26 October 2003) --- The fires in the San Bernardino Mountains, fueled by Santa Ana winds, burned out of control on the morning of Oct. 26, 2003, when this image and several others were taken from the International Space Station. This frame and image numbers 18087 and 18088 were taken at approximately 19:54 GMT, October 26, 2003 with a digital still camera equipped with a 400mm lens. Lake Arrowhead and Silverwood Lake are just out of frame. Content was provided by JSCís Earth Observation Lab. The International Space Station Program {link to} supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth [link to].

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