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Mission: ISS007 Roll: E Frame: 8259 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS007
Country or Geographic Name: WESTERN SAHARA
Center Point: Latitude: 27.0 Longitude: -14.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

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Camera Tilt: 48
Camera Focal Length: 50mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.


Film Exposure:
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 25 (11-25)


GMT Date: 20030625 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 151704 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 30.7, Longitude: -12.7 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 266 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 210 nautical miles (389 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 57 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 2232


ISS007-E-08259 (25 June 2003) --- This view was taken by an Expedition 7 crewmember onboard the International Space Station (ISS) while in orbit over the Atlantic Ocean. Dust blowing from the Sahara Desert obscures the country of Western Sahara. Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, is at upper right.

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