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Mission: STS059 Roll: L14 Frame: 170 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS59
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)
ONC Map ID: K-11 JNC Map ID: 55


Camera Tilt: 17
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: LH: Linhof
Film: 5048 : Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100x/5048, ASA 100x, standard base.


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


GMT Date: 19940419 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 035528 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 15.5, Longitude: 120.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southwest
Sun Azimuth: 178 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 114 nautical miles (211 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 86 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 158


Mount Pinatubo, north of Manilla, Philippines Islands, exploded in 1991. Ash flows still run down the valleys after every rain.

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