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ISS008-E-16355

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Identification

Mission: ISS008 Roll: E Frame: 16355 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS008
Country or Geographic Name: SAUDI ARABIA
Features: SAND STORM FRONT, PERSIAN GULF COAST
Center Point: Latitude: 24.0 Longitude: 51.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
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Camera

Camera Tilt: 45
Camera Focal Length: 50mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.

Quality

Film Exposure:
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 50 (26-50)

Nadir

GMT Date: 20040215 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 131112 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 21.0, Longitude: 49.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 248 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 194 nautical miles (359 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 19 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 1907

Captions

Massive Sandstorm in Qatar:
This striking photograph shows a massive sandstorm sweeping over the Persian Gulf state of Qatar as it races southward toward southeastern Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on February 15, 2004. A major upper level low pressure over southwestern Asia led to a series of storms sweeping through the area. The crew of the International Space Station acquired this image with a digital camera using a 50-mm lens.

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