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IdentificationMission: ISS008 Roll: E Frame: 16328 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS008
Country or Geographic Name: IRAN
Features: DUST STORM, KERMAN DESERT
Center Point: Latitude: 29.0 Longitude: 59.0 (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: High Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 50mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 50 (26-50)
GMT Date: 20040215 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 113635 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 29.1, Longitude: 65.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West
Sun Azimuth: 241 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 194 nautical miles (359 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 22 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 1906
CaptionsMajor Dust Storm East of Bam, Iran:
This stunning photo shows a major dust storm raging in the Kerman Desert, just east of the city of Bam in Southeastern, Iran. The image was acquired by the crew of the International Space Station on the afternoon of February 15, 2004, using a digital camera with a 50-mm lens.
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