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ISS012-E-21351

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Identification

Mission: ISS012 Roll: E Frame: 21351 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS012
Country or Geographic Name: TURKEY
Features: PAN-SOLAR ECLIPSE SHADOW, ISS
Center Point: Latitude: 36.5 Longitude: 32.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

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Camera Tilt: High Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 35mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.

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

Nadir

GMT Date: 20060329 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 105655 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 33.2, Longitude: 35.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Northwest
Sun Azimuth: 215 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 184 nautical miles (341 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 56 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 2059

Captions

ISS012-E-21351 (29 Mar. 2006) --- The shadow of the moon falls on Earth as seen from the International Space Station, 230 miles above the planet, during a total solar eclipse at about 4:50 a.m. CST, Wednesday, March 29. This digital photo was taken by the Expedition 12 crew, Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev, who are wrapping up a six-month mission on the complex. Part of the Mediterranean Sea can be seen outside the shadow.




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