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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS060-85-BT Date: Feb. 1994
Geographic Region: UKRAINE
Feature: SEA OF AZOV, COAST

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  STS060-085-0BT Sea of Azov, Ukraine February 1994
The sediment-laden Sea of Azov (center of the photograph), an arm of the Black Sea (dark blue), can be seen in this northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. The Sea of Azov, rich with fish, lies between the Crimean Peninsula to the west, the eastern Ukrainian coast to the north, and the north Caucasus to the east. The sea, connected to the Black Sea by Kerch Strait, is 210 miles (340 kilometers) long, 85 miles (137 kilometers) wide, and covers 14 515 square miles (37 606 square kilometers). The narrow eastern part of the sea, which forms the Gulf of Taganrogskiy, receives the Don River. To the west, the Arabat Tongue, a 70-mile- (110-kilometer-) long peninsula, separates the Sea of Azov from the Putrid Sea, a 1000-square-mile (2590-square-kilometer) salty backwater along the northeast coast of the Crimea. The flat-bottomed Sea of Azov has a maximum depth of 46 feet (14 meters) and is considered the world’s shallowest sea; its water is constantly replenished by the Don and Kuban’ Rivers. The coastal waters are frozen (visible in the photograph) from the end of December through February. A counterclockwise current, impelled by prevailing westerly winds, parallels the coasts.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 84k
Mission: STS060  
Roll - Frame: 85 - BT
Geographical Name: UKRAINE  
Features: SEA OF AZOV, COAST  
Center Lat x Lon: 46.0N x 35.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 199402__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: SEA, SEA ICE, SEDIMENT, STRAIT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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