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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS004-E-12080 Date: May 2002
Geographic Region: SENEGAL
Feature: PAN-DUST, COASTLINE

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  Airborne African dust regularly reaches northeastern South America and the Caribbean. Westward dust transport from the Sahara across the central Atlantic has been a common occurrence this spring, with major events visible in both satellite images and photographs. Cap Vert, the westernmost point of Senegal, is dimly visible beneath the dust mass (center); the Arquipélago dos Bijagós in Guinea Bissau lies opposite the mouth of the sediment-laden Rio Corubal.

This photo (ISS004-E-12080) was taken by the crew of the International Space Station on May 18, 2002, using a digital camera with a 35-mm lens.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 38k
Mission: ISS004  
Roll - Frame: E - 12080
Geographical Name: SENEGAL  
Features: PAN-DUST, COASTLINE  
Center Lat x Lon: 14.0N x 16.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: E4
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 35  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 3958  
 
Date: 20020518   YYYYMMDD
Time: 102114   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 5.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 12.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 65   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 210   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 52   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views: DUST  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: BISSAU  
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