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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-210-33 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: PACIFIC OCEAN I(S).
Feature: IWO JIMA

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  STS059-210-033 Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands April 1994
The largest of three Volcano Islands, Iwo Jima can be seen in this south-looking view. Iwo Jima is nearly 5 miles (9km) long, and 2 miles (4 km) wide and covers an area of 8 sq. miles (21 sq. km). Mount Suribachi, 546 feet (167 meters) high, on the south side of the island, is an extinct volcano. The main industries are sulfur mining and sugar refining. Iwo Jima was the scene for one of the severest battle campaigns in United States history during World War II. The battle began on February 19, 1945 against a Japanese force of over 22000 troops, who were well fortified in the numerous caves that make up the island topography. Casualties were high on both sides. The island was completely taken by United States forces on March 15, 1945. The photograph acquired of the United States flag being raised by U.S. Marines on the top of Mount Suribachi is one of the most famous photographs ever taken and inspired a memorial being built near Washington, D.C. honoring the United Stated Marine Corps.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 314k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 210 - 33
Geographical Name: PACIFIC OCEAN I(S).  
Features: IWO JIMA  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.0N x 141.0E
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: 3   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: 45  
 
Date: 19940412   YYYYMMDD
Time: 044751   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 141.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 248   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 120   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, VOLCANO  
Water Views: OCEAN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views:  
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