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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-716-419 Date: Mar. 1997
Geographic Region: EGYPT
Feature: GULF OF AQABA

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  NM23-716-419 Gulf of Aqaba, Saudi Arabia Winter/Spring 1997
Trending in a north-northeast, south-southwest direction, the Gulf of Aqaba can be seen in this west-looking view. An arm of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aqaba is 118 miles (190 km) long, and 10 miles (16 km) wide. The gulf is situated between the Sinai Peninsula (bottom portion of image) and the Arabian Peninsula (top portion of the image). It is a part of the Great Rift Valley. The Gulf is a major shipping route for the city ports of Elat, Israel, and Aqaba, Jordan (not visible) at the northern end of the gulf. In the bottom right portion of the image, the granitic ridges of the Musa (Sinai) Mountains are visible. Mount Katherine (Mount Sinai) is visible near the bottom center of the image. In the upper right portion of the image, the rugged Lawz Mountains of Saudi Arabia are discernible.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 388k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 716 - 419
Geographical Name: EGYPT  
Features: GULF OF AQABA  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.0N x 34.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt:   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 19970322   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PENINSULA, MOUNTAIN, RIFT, DESERT  
Water Views: GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
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