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IdentificationMission: ISS008 Roll: E Frame: 17326 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS008
Country or Geographic Name: JAPAN
Features: MT. FUJI, SNOW, AGRICULTURE, FOREST
Center Point Latitude: 35.5 Center Point Longitude: 138.5 (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: 17
Camera Focal Length: 400mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
NadirGMT Date: 20040228 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 010101 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 36.5, Longitude: 138.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 142 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 195 nautical miles (361 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 37 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 2103
CaptionsMt. Fuji, Japan:
Fuji, Japanís tallest volcano (3,776 m) and a national symbol, is located about 110 km (70 miles) west-southwest of Tokyo in central Honshu, Japan. It is a highly recognizable target from space and last week International Space Station crew members peered down onto Fujiís snow-capped cone. The summit crater is about 250 m deep, with a diameter of about 500 meters. Fuji last erupted in 1707 from Hoei crater, a vent on the mountainís southeastern flank.
When this image was taken, the winter snow cover highlighted trails, roads, and other clearings above a certain elevation. Developments on Fujiís lower flanks, which include military installations and tourist resorts, remained snow-free.
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