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Camera as Recorded in the Camera File: NIKON D2Xs S/N: 6026705
Camera Focal Length: 180mm
GMT Date: 20130626 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 105518 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Latitude: .7 Nadir Longitude: -15.6 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Spacecraft Altitude: 225 nautical miles
Sun Azimuth: 52 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Sun Elevation Angle: 51 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)


ISS036-E-012464 (26 June 2013) --- One of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station captured this image of a waning gibbous moon from a point 225 miles above a position on Earth located near the Equator and the Atlantic coast of northern Africa.

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