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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS004-E-8852 Date: Mar. 2002
Geographic Region: CHINA
Feature: MOUNT EVEREST, LHOTSE PEAK

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  Astronaut Dan Bursch, a member of the Expedition 4 crew on the International Space Station, observed Mt. Everest in late March 2002. This detailed image of Everest, the highest (29,035 feet, 8850 meters) mountain in the world, shows early morning light on the eastern Kangshung Face. The mountains appear to jump out of the picture because the image was taken with low sunlight using an electronic still camera equipped with an 800 mm lens. Astronaut Bursch describes passing over Mt. Everest as part of his 120-day report, which can be viewed at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/redirect?http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/crew/exp4/120days.html.

Other images of Everest can be viewed from an interactive tutorial, Find Mt. Everest From Space (< href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/redirect?http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/education/Everest/default.htm">http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/education/Everest/default.htm). The tutorial features astronaut photographs of the Himalayas, interactive graphics that illustrate key geographic features for locating Mt. Everest, and information on the geology of the region. The lesson concludes with a test of your ability to identify Everest in different photographs taken from the Space Shuttle.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 63k
Mission: ISS004  
Roll - Frame: E - 8852
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Features: MOUNT EVEREST, LHOTSE PEAK  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.0N x 86.5E
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: 50   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 3016  
 
Date: 20020320   YYYYMMDD
Time: 014419   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 29.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 90.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 103   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 213   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 21   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
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