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ISS027-E-27019

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View ISS027-E-27019.JPG 67123640437 No No
View ISS027-E-27019.JPG 256226540360 Yes Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site
View ISS027-E-27019.JPG 6902391000664 No Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site
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Identification

Mission: 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)

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Camera Tilt: 44
Camera Focal Length: 400mm
Camera: N2: Nikon D2Xs
Film: 4288E : 4288 x 2848 pixel CMOS sensor, RGBG imager color filter.

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

Nadir

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

Captions

Mississippi 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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