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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS058-110-33 Date: Oct. 1993
Geographic Region: JAPAN
Feature: CITIES OF OSAKA & KOBE

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  STS058-110-033 Osaka Area, Honshu, Japan October 1993
Osaka, Japanís third largest city with an estimated population of 2.5 million (1993) and Kobe, Japanís sixth largest city are located along the northeast end of Osaka Bay at the eastern end of the Inland Sea. Osaka is located in the center of the image along the north side of Osaka Bay. Although Osaka and Kobe dominate the urban landscape (lighter colored areas), the Osaka Plain has many cities that coalesce into one large metroplex. The angular-looking islands and the peninsulas along the coast consist of shipping facilities and container handling terminals, all of which have been built on reclaimed land. The rectangular-shaped island (lower right) is Kansai International Airport, another complex that has been constructed on reclaimed land. Several rivers including the southwesterly flowing Yodo River (thin, dark, linear feature-upper left to center) are visible as they drain across the Osaka Plain and into the northeast side of Osaka Bay. The deep red colors (green vegetation) on this color infrared image show the extent of the forested, low mountains that almost completely encircle the large industrial and cultural metropolitan area.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 357k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 110 - 33
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Features: CITIES OF OSAKA & KOBE  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.5N x 135.5E
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: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 55  
 
Date: 19931022   YYYYMMDD
Time: 000714   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 135.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 135   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 150   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 31   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, MOUNTAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT, URBAN AREA, PORT  
City Views:  
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