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IdentificationMission: ISS029 Roll: E Frame: 6244 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS029
Country or Geographic Name: AUSTRALIA
Features: PAN-ISS HARDWARE, AIRGLOW, SMOKE PLUMES, FIRES
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:
CameraCamera Tilt: High Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 24mm
Camera: N5: Nikon D3S
Film: 4256E : 4256 x 2832 pixel CMOS sensor, 36.0mm x 23.9mm, total pixels: 12.87 million, Nikon FX format.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
GMT Date: 20110917 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 174124 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -27.6, Longitude: 128.9 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:
Sun Azimuth: 120 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 211 nautical miles (391 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: -48 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 1535
CaptionsAustralian Fires at Night
Wildfires and perhaps some intentionally set agricultural fires burn on the continent of Australia, with smoke plumes faintly visible in the night sky in this astronaut photograph from the International Space Station. A gold and green halo of atmospheric airglow hangs above the horizon in the distance.
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