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IdentificationMission: STS131 Roll: E Frame: 12035 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS131
Country or Geographic Name: AUSTRALIA-SA
Features: PAN, LAKE GAIRDNER, PORT AUGUSTA, SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY
Center Point Latitude: -29.5 Center Point Longitude: 137.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:
CameraCamera Tilt: High Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 22mm
Camera: N3: Nikon D3
Film: 4256E : 4256 x 2832 pixel CMOS sensor, 36.0mm x 23.9mm, total pixels: 12.87 million, Nikon FX format.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 50 (26-50)
NadirGMT Date: 20100412 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 055450 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -35.8, Longitude: 134.6 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: North
Sun Azimuth: 309 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 188 nautical miles (348 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 30 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 107
CaptionsOrbital View of Earth from Docked Shuttle Discovery
The International Space Station orbits 354 kilometers (220 miles) above the Earth, completing one trip around the globe every 92 minutes. Cruising along at 27,700 km (17,200 miles) per hour, the astronauts experience 15 or 16 sunrises and -sets every day. Since the launch of the Zarya Control Module on November 20, 1998, the station has orbited the Earth over 66,500 times (as of June 27, 2010). The station’s orbit is inclined to the equator by 51.65°, meaning at its most northerly, it is at the latitude of London, England, and at it most southerly it is over the latitude of the Falkland Islands.
This view features the arid interior of Australia colored myriad shades of red. At image top center,the white expanse of Lake Gairdner - the fourth largest salt lake in Australia when wet, and a large salt flat when dry - is visible.
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