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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS010-E-7210 Date: Nov. 2004
Geographic Region: OMAN
Feature: SALALAH, AL QARA MTS., RAVINES

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  Salalah, Sultanate of Oman

The city of Salalah is the capitol of the Dhofar region of Oman and is known as the “perfume capitol of Arabia.” The city is a popular destination for tourism due to the natural attractions of the al Qar mountains (Jabal al Qar‚ in Arabic) and abundant stands of frankincense trees lining mountain stream courses. These can be seen in the astronaut photograph as green regions in the Jabal al Qar north of the city (located in the center of the image). The beaches and coastline are also major attractions for scuba diving and bird watching.

Salalah is a city of antiquity, boasting both the ruins of a palace reputed to have belonged to the Queen of Sheba and the resting place of the biblical prophet Job in the nearby Jabal al Qar. Modern Oman is also represented by the Port of Salalah, located approximately 15 km to the southwest of the city. The strategic location of this port has made it one of the major entry points to India, the Middle East, and Africa. The rectangular projection into the Arabian Sea visible in the astronaut photograph is a large shipping container loading/unloading platform.

 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 290k
Mission: ISS010  
Roll - Frame: E - 7210
Geographical Name: OMAN  
Features: SALALAH, AL QARA MTS., RAVINES  
Center Lat x Lon: 17.0N x 54.0E
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: 35   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 180  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 2224  
 
Date: 20041116   YYYYMMDD
Time: 113917   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 17.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 51.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 236   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 188   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 29   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views: SALALAH  
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