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Pre-catalog InformationCamera as Recorded in the Camera File: NIKON D3S S/N: 2007945
Camera Focal Length: 50mm
GMT Date: 20130818 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 174947 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Latitude: -30.9 Nadir Longitude: 131.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Spacecraft Altitude 227 nautical miles
Sun Azimuth: 108 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Sun Elevation Angle: -50 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
CaptionsISS036-E-033627 (18 Aug. 2013) --- One of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station took this picture of clouds in the Southern Hemisphere on Aug. 18, 2013. At the horizon is a small appearance of the southern lights or Aurora Australis. The orbital outpost was approximately 225 miles above a point on Earth located at 30.9 degrees south latitude and 131 degrees east longitude when the photo was recorded.
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