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Camera as Recorded in the Camera File: NIKON D3S
Camera Focal Length: 600mm
GMT Date: 20140208 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 215755 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Latitude: 42.6 Nadir Longitude: 40.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Spacecraft Altitude: 220 nautical miles
Sun Azimuth: 14 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Sun Elevation Angle: -62 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)


ISS038-E-042992 (10 Feb. 2014) --- One of the Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station downlinked this vertical 600mm night view of Sochi, Russia, which clearly shows the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics while they are just a few days underway. Fisht Stadium where the Opening Ceremonies were held on Feb. 7 is easily recognizable as the bright circular structure. Sochi is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. It has an area of 1,353 square miles or 3,505 square kilometers.

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