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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS016-E-19375 Date: Dec. 2007
Geographic Region: EGYPT
Feature: SUEZ, GULF OF SUEZ, SUEZ CANAL

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  Port of Suez, Egypt:
The Port of Suez is located in Egypt along the northern coastline of the Gulf of Suez. The port and city mark the southern terminus of the Suez Canal, which runs north-south through Egypt from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf of Suez. The port serves vessels transporting general cargo, oil tankers, and both commercial and private passenger vessels. The port is also an important waypoint for Muslim pilgrims traveling to and from Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Several large vessels are visible in the Gulf of Suez and at various docks around the port.

An extensive petroleum refinery complex forms the southern coastal boundary of the Port of Suez. At the time this astronaut photograph was acquired, a smoke plume extended southwards into the Gulf of Suez—probably from a facility burning off gaseous byproducts of petroleum processing. Greenish blue regions offshore in the Gulf are most likely sediments stirred up by passage of ships. Similarly colored regions along the coastline are bottom sediments visible through the clear, shallow water.

 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 257k
Mission: ISS016  
Roll - Frame: E - 19375
Geographical Name: EGYPT  
Features: SUEZ, GULF OF SUEZ, SUEZ CANAL  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.9N x 32.6E
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: 41   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: 175  
 
Date: 20071230   YYYYMMDD
Time: 125329   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 30.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 223   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 179   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 21   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: CANAL, GULF, SEA  
Atmosphere Views: PLUME, SMOKE  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views: SUEZ  
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