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IdentificationMission: ISS033 Roll: E Frame: 13632 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS033
Country or Geographic Name: ETHIOPIA
Features: PAN-AFAR TRIANGLE, RED SEA, L. TANA
Center Point Latitude: 11.0 Center Point Longitude: 41.5 (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: 53
Camera Focal Length: 28mm
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: 50 (26-50)
NadirGMT Date: 20121020 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 100345 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 6.7, Longitude: 44.3 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Northwest
Sun Azimuth: 228 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 230 nautical miles (426 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 64 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
CaptionsISS033-E-013632 (20 Oct. 2012) --- This oblique photo of Ethiopia and part of the Red Sea was photographed by one of the Expedition 33 crew members aboard the International Space Station. The name of the funnel-shaped area is the Afar Depression or Afar Triangle. The green body of water is Lake Tana, connected to the Blue Nile.
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