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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS062-108-58 Date: Mar. 1994
Geographic Region: EGYPT
Feature: CAIRO, NILE RIVER, AGRIC

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  STS062-108-58 Close-up of Cairo, pyramids March 1994
Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is visible near the center of the photograph. Cairo is the largest city in Africa, with almost 10 million people in the greater metropolitan area, and is located at the southern apex (east side) of the Nile River. Roads and railroads radiate from central Cairo. Giza, the third largest city in Egypt, with more than 1 million people, is located along the west bank of the Nile directly across from Cairo. The dark green areas are the intensively cultivated, irrigated agricultural lands along the Nile River and on the fan-shaped Nile River Delta. The grayish areas show the locations of numerous towns and cities on the delta or on the floodplain where there is less vegetation. Cairo International Airport is barely visible northeast of the city. The desert area southeast of Cairo is part of the Arabian Desert, which extends southward along the western edge of the Gulf of Suez.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 126k
Mission: STS062  
Roll - Frame: 108 - 58
Geographical Name: EGYPT  
Features: CAIRO, NILE RIVER, AGRIC  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 31.5E
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: 29   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 156  
 
Date: 19940314   YYYYMMDD
Time: 074908   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 30.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 30.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 128   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 141   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, PLAIN, VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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