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IdentificationMission: STS083 Roll: 747 Frame: 88 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS83
Country or Geographic Name: PHILIPPINES
Features: MAYON VOLCANO, PLUME
Center Point: Latitude: 13.5 Longitude: 124.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: No (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: K-11 JNC Map ID: 55
CameraCamera Tilt: 13
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5069 : Kodak Elite 100S, E6 Reversal, Replaces Lumiere, Warmer in tone vs. Lumiere.
QualityFilm Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
GMT Date: 19970408 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 080000 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 13.5, Longitude: 124.6 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West
Sun Azimuth: 271 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 161 nautical miles (298 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 27 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 57
CaptionsSTS083-747-88 Mayon Volcano, Philippines
Mayon volcano is the most active volcano in the Philippines, located just north of the coastal town of Legaspi in southern Luzon about 325 km southeast of Manila. Mayon is a near-perfect cone; its steep, forested slopes look rather like a bullís eye when viewed from above. For scale, Mayonís circular footprint is about 16 km in diameter. This photograph was taken from the Space Shuttle on April 8, 1997. At the time the photo was taken, Mayon sported a steam plume from the summit. The lighter (non-forested) regions that radiate from the summit to the southern slopes are flows from eruptions that have occurred over the past twenty-five years. The current eruption, which started June 24, 2001, is sending flows down the southeast slope in the general direction of Legaspi.
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