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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS005-E-10643 Date: Aug. 2002
Geographic Region: JAPAN
Feature: HAKODATE CITY

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  This photograph taken from the window of the International Space Station on August 22, 2002 shows Hakodate City, Japan (population 288,491). Hakodate City is a seaport located on two bays in the Oshima Peninsula near the south end of the major Japanese island of Hokkaido. This image nicely illustrates how sunglint reflecting off the ocean reveals internal waves impinging on the coast. Also, from space, Hakodate is quite distinguished from other cities of it size, featuring a large five-pointed star near it center.

The star known as “Goryokaku” is actually the first Western-style fort built in Japan from 1857-64. Today the historic fort is a 251,400 square meter (62 acre) park (note the green center), well known for its majestic cherry blossoms. It is also now a major tourist attraction. In the hundred feet wide outer moat (higlighted by sunglint) large, colorful Japanese Carp and boat rentals are popular attractions.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 72k
Mission: ISS005  
Roll - Frame: E - 10643
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Features: HAKODATE CITY  
Center Lat x Lon: 42.0N x 140.5E
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: 29   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 1434  
 
Date: 20020822   YYYYMMDD
Time: 012527   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 139.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 145   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 211   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 54   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, ISLAND, PENINSULA  
Water Views: OCEAN, SUNGLINT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: HAKODATE  
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