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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-218-44 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: JAPAN
Feature: PAN- SHIKOKU, S HONSHU

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  STS059-218-044 Southern Honshu Island and Shikoku Island, Japan April 1994
This high-oblique, northeast-looking photograph captures a portion of the Japanese archipelago. The darker areas show volcanic, mountainous terrain that comprises more than 80 percent of Japan; the lighter, more highly reflective areas of the coastal plains and valleys are urban and agricultural areas. Separated by the Seto Inland Sea are Shikoku Island to the south and the Osaka-Kobe industrial metroplex on Honshu Island to the north. The Sea of Japan lies north of Honshu Island. Several lines, which are northeast-southwest-trending faults, appear on Shikoku Island, extend under the Kii Channel, and continue across southern Honshu Island. This geologically young, earthquake-prone area exists as a result of the collision of the southeast-moving Eurasian Plate and the northwest-moving Philippine Plate.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 88k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 218 - 44
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Features: PAN- SHIKOKU, S HONSHU  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.5N x 135.0E
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: 40  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 77  
 
Date: 19940414   YYYYMMDD
Time: 040639   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 132.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 213   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 63   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, MOUNTAIN, FAULT, ISLAND, PENINSULA  
Water Views: SEA, OCEAN, BAY, STRAIT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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