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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-777-730 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: GERMANY
Feature: MUNICH

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  NM23-777-730 Munich (Munchen), Germany Winter/Spring 1997
The location of Munich, the largest city in southeast Germany, is partially obscured by a wispy cloud (slightly below center of image). The main channel (linear feature) of the northeasterly draining Iscar River is discernible as the river passes through Munich and as the river passes just to the west of the dual runways (light colored, parallel lines) of the Munich airport which is visible northeast of Munich (bottom center of image). Much of the landscape in this color infrared image is the result of glacial deposits from the Alps to the south. The pockmarked landscape (dark reds with oval-shaped lighter areas) immediately south of the urban area is a mixture of forested lands (dark reds) and lands cleared for agriculture. This region, also known as the Alpine Foreland, is geographically strategic because of its excellent piedmont location for both east-west and north-south traffic. The medieval character of the Munich area has continued to flourish and has turned the region into a center of prominence for tourism from Germany as well as from throughout the world. The large dark feature in the upper left corner of the image is Lake Chiem. The cluster of the dark features (top right), are the forested, leading edges of the beautiful Bavarian Alps (note snow cover on the higher elevations).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 418k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 777 - 730
Geographical Name: GERMANY  
Features: MUNICH  
Center Lat x Lon: 48.0N x 11.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
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   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 999  
 
Date: 19970503   YYYYMMDD
Time: 124150   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 47.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 17.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 226   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 210   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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