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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS067-726-94 Date: Mar. 1995
Geographic Region: KIRIBATI
Feature: CHRISTMAS I, B. OF WRECKS

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  STS067-726-94 Kiritimati Island, Republic of Kiribati March 1995
Kiritimati Island (formerly known as Christmas Island), the largest atoll in the Pacific Ocean, is the centerpiece of this low-oblique, northeast-looking photograph. The atoll covers 234 square miles (606 square kilometers), of which 94 square miles (243 square kilometers) are land. The island was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1777. The majority of the island's inhabitants work on coconut plantations and in copra production. The islandís major airbase is on the northeast side of the island. A few meteorological research stations are scattered throughout the island. Nuclear tests were conducted on Kiritimati Island by the British in 1957 and 1958 and by the United States in 1962.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 88k
Mission: STS067  
Roll - Frame: 726 - 94
Geographical Name: KIRIBATI  
Features: CHRISTMAS I, B. OF WRECKS  
Center Lat x Lon: 2.0N x 157.5W
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: 33   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 124  
 
Date: 19950310   YYYYMMDD
Time: 014032   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: .4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 158.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 263   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 184   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, ATOLL  
Water Views: LAGOON  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views:  
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