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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS058-111-84 Date: Oct. 1993
Geographic Region: JAPAN
Feature: SAKURA-JIMA VOLCANO

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  STS058-111-84 Sakura-jima Volcano, Kyushu, Japan October 1993
Sakura-jima, a very active stratovolcano rising 3665 feet (1117 meters) above sea level, is located on a small peninsula near the northern end of Kagoshima Bay along the southern coast of Kyushu Island. This closeup, near-vertical, infrared photograph shows two craters—-one with an ash plume along the volcano’s southern flank and another farther north. The absence of red coloring, indicating little or no vegetation, confirms that the most recent lava flows occurred on the eastern flank of the volcano. The volcano’s Minami-dake crater produces an eruption with a minimal ash plume almost daily. The characteristic radial drainage pattern for most stratovolcanoes is observed for Sakura-jima. The infrared film helps accentuate the blue-gray urban areas and the pink agricultural and forested areas. Visible are the larger port city of Kagoshima west of Sakura-jima Volcano, the two smaller cities of Kajiki and Kokubu, and an airport with one runway along the northern end of Kagoshima Bay.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 171k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 111 - 84
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Features: SAKURA-JIMA VOLCANO  
Center Lat x Lon: 31.5N x 130.5E
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: 14   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 19931021   YYYYMMDD
Time: 000304   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 30.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 130.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 126   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 152   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 30   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VOLCANO, COAST, ISLAND  
Water Views: BAY  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE, PLUME  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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