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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS010-E-8224 Date: Nov. 2004
Geographic Region: GREECE
Feature: THERMAIKOS G., MT. OLYMPOS

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  Mount Olympus, Greece

Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Greece. The 2,917-meter (9,570-foot) summit is the tallest in a mountain chain that runs north into Bulgaria and south into Turkey, via the Cyclades Islands. In this winter view, Olympus is the only peak with a dusting of snow—perhaps the reason its name in classical Greek means “the luminous one.” In Greek mythology, the peak was inhabited by the Twelve Olympians, the most famous gods of the ancient Greeks. North of Mount Olympus lies Macedonia, the homeland of Alexander the Great. Climbing the famous mountain is a favorite tourist activity today.

The eastern slopes of Olympus and its neighboring peaks drop sheerly into the Thermaikos Gulf, a northern arm of the Aegean Sea. White cirrus clouds partially obscure the shoreline near the city of Thessaloniki at upper right. This major port is spread along the shores of a small and well protected bay. West (left) of the Olympus chain of mountains lies a large plain broken by several west-to-east-trending ridges. In the northern part, a tuquoise-colored lake sits along the Aliakmon River. To the south is the town of Larisa, at the focus point of a series of transport routes.

 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 561k
Mission: ISS010  
Roll - Frame: E - 8224
Geographical Name: GREECE  
Features: THERMAIKOS G., MT. OLYMPOS  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.0N x 22.5E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
 
Camera: E4
 
Camera Tilt: 20   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 2319  
 
Date: 20041122   YYYYMMDD
Time: 125240   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 23.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 220   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 189   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 19   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, PLAIN  
Water Views: BAY, GULF, LAKE, RIVER, SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views: THESSALONIKI  
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