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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS034-86-96 Date: Oct. 1989
Geographic Region: GREECE
Feature: PELOPONNESUS PENINSULA

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  STS034-086-096 Greece October 1989
The terrain in this high-oblique, northwest-looking photograph is indicative of the rugged, mountainous landscape characterizing most of Greece. Two major landform regions are captured in this photograph—the northwest-southeast-trending Pindos (Pindhos) Mountains in central Greece north of the Gulf of Corinth (Korinthiakós) and the Peloponnesus (Peloponnisos) Peninsula south of the Gulf of Corinth (center of the photograph). The Pindos Mountains, a massive continuation of the Dinaric Alps of Albania and the former Yugoslavia, make the land inhospitable and travel difficult. This rugged terrain caused the Greeks to become a seafaring people, second only to the Norwegians in Europe. The capital city of Athens (lighter area) is barely discernible along the southern edge of the broad peninsula near the eastern edge of the photograph. The Peloponnesus Peninsula, connected to the mainland by the Isthmus of Corinth, has been likened to a hand with a thumb and three fingers. The main part of the hand is Arcadia, the central mountainous area, which is a southeastward continuation of the Pindos Mountains. Greece is flanked on the west by the Ionian Sea and on the east by the Aegean Sea.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 117k
Mission: STS034  
Roll - Frame: 86 - 96
Geographical Name: GREECE  
Features: PELOPONNESUS PENINSULA  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 22.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 76  
 
Date: 19891023   YYYYMMDD
Time: 102910   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 26.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 190   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 178   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, ISLAND, PENINSULA, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: BAY, CHANNEL, SEA, STRAIT  
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