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Mission: ISS031 Roll: E Frame: 146306 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS031
Country or Geographic Name: USA-WYOMING
Center Point: Latitude: 42.5 Longitude: -110.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)


Camera Tilt: High Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 180mm
Camera: N2: Nikon D2Xs
Film: 4288E : 4288 x 2848 pixel CMOS sensor, RGBG imager color filter.


Film Exposure:
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)


GMT Date: 20120627 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 204149 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 51.0, Longitude: -81.3 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West
Sun Azimuth: 252 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 208 nautical miles (385 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 44 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
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ISS031-E-146306 (27 June 2012) --- An Expedition 31 crew member aboard the International Space Station, flying approximately 240 miles (386 kilometers) above Earth, captured this view of the Fontenelle fire on June 27, 2012. The fire, burning in Wyoming 18 miles (29 kilometers) west of Big Piney, was discovered on June 24. [Editor's update --- By the morning of June 28, the fire had burned 25,000 acres (101 square kilometers). By July 6, the area burned had more than doubled to 57,324 acres (232 square kilometers), and the fire was 25 percent contained].

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