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IdentificationMission: ISS027 Roll: E Frame: 27019 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS027
Country or Geographic Name: USA-TENNESSEE
Features: MISSISSIPPI R. IN FLOOD, SED., AGR., WETLANDS, BARFIELD PT., RUCKERS PT.
Center Point: Latitude: 35.8 Longitude: -89.7 (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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CameraCamera Tilt: 44
Camera Focal Length: 400mm
Camera: N2: Nikon D2Xs
Film: 4288E : 4288 x 2848 pixel CMOS sensor, RGBG imager color filter.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 25 (11-25)
GMT Date: 20110512 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 160133 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 38.5, Longitude: -88.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 123 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 184 nautical miles (341 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 59 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 3531
CaptionsMississippi Floods in Arkansas and Tennessee
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The Mississippi River spilled over its banks in Arkansas and Tennessee on May 12, 2011, as the International Space Station passed overhead. This astronaut photograph shows muddy water sitting on floodplains around Tomato, Arkansas, as well as extensive flooding to the north.
Flood waters around Tomato appear confined by an embankment in the west. The embankment extends southward from a bend in the Mississippi. West of the embankment lies a patchwork of agricultural fields. East of the river lies an expanse of dark green forest, the Anderson-Tully State Wildlife Management Area.
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