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Mission: STS050 Roll: 52 Frame: 26 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS50
Country or Geographic Name: PHILIPPINES
Center Point: Latitude: 15.0 Longitude: 120.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

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


Camera Tilt: Low Oblique
Camera Focal Length: mm
Camera: NK: Nikon 35mm film camera
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.


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


GMT Date: 1992____ (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: , Longitude: (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:
Sun Azimuth: (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: nautical miles (0 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number:


STS050-52-26 Mount Pinatubo

This oblique view to the west provides context for the area affected
by Pinatubo's eruption. The Subic Bay Naval Base is at 1, Clark
Airforce Base at 2. Every river system draining the mountain is now a
conduit for mudflows to travel into the populated, low- lying areas.

Mt. Pinatubo, on the island of Luzon (15.0N, 120.5E) erupted catastrophically in June 1991, probably the largest of the twentieth century. Great rivers of gray ash (mud flows) radiate in all directions from the newly formed caldera. Within the caldera, a small lake can be seen. Since the eruption, the local environment has been impacted by mud flows and on a global scale, some of the ash is expected to remain in the atmosphere for several more years.

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