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ISS008-E-18202

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View ISS008-E-18202.JPG 36463540404 No NASA's Earth Observatory web site
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View ISS008-E-18202.JPG 89317126762004 No Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web siteColor adjusted
View ISS008-E-18202_2.JPG 686379772009200 No No NASA's Earth Observatory web site

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Identification

Mission: ISS008 Roll: E Frame: 18202 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS008
Country or Geographic Name: ATLANTIC OCEAN
Features: PAN-AFRICA DUST STORM, CLOUDS
Center Point: Latitude: Longitude: (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:

Camera

Camera Tilt: High Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 35mm
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: 20040308 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 100831 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 14.8, Longitude: -31.7 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction:
Sun Azimuth: 103 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 198 nautical miles (367 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 25 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 2250

Captions

Central Africa Dust Storm:
This image was taken from the International Space Station on March 8, 2004, from a position about 1400 kilometers off the coast of Mauritania (about 600 kilometers west of the Cape Verde Islands). Looking northwest, this image shows the dusty Saharan airmass in the lower third of the view, with clear air beyond a marked northeast-trending boundary. The dust is blowing west southwest, parallel to the front—a common trajectory during northern winters. The width of the dust column was about 1800 kilometers, of which only 200 kilometers is seen here.

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