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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS047-90-85 Date: Sep. 1992
Geographic Region: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Feature: KURIL I, KHARIMKOTAN I.

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  STS047-90-85 Onekotan and Kharmkotan, Kurile Islands, Russia September 1992
The Kurile Islands are a chain of more than thirty volcanic islands stretching 775 miles (1245 km)between the Kamchatka Peninsula to the north and the Japanese Island of Hokkaido to the south, and are part of the “Ring of Fire” that encircles the Pacific Ocean. The Kurile islands are very young and active volcanoes, evidenced by their very pristine volcanic forms. This view shows three volcanic islands of the Kuriles, Onekotan (top left), Kharmkotan (center), and Shiashkotan. The low sunlight highlights the steep volcanic shapes on these islands. For scale, the small, circular volcano located within the caldera lake on Onekotan Island (upper left) reaches an altitude of 4367 feet (1330 meters).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 81k
Mission: STS047  
Roll - Frame: 90 - 85
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Features: KURIL I, KHARIMKOTAN I.  
Center Lat x Lon: 49.0N x 154.5E
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: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
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   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 39  
 
Date: 19920914   YYYYMMDD
Time: 235738   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 50.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 153.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 148   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 170   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, VOLCANO  
Water Views: ISLAND WAKE, OCEAN  
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