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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS078-748-12 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: BAHRAIN
Feature: ISLAND, AL MANAMAH, SHOALS

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  STS078-748-012 Al Manamah, Bahrain June 1996
The capital city of Al Manamah, situated on the northeast tip of the island country of Bahrain, can be seen in this west-looking view. With a population of over 155000, Al Manamah is an international banking center with oil refineries, light industry, and is a duty free port. Tourism has also become a major industry. The main island of Bahrain is 30 miles (48 km) long north to south, and 10 miles (16 km) wide east to west. The island name comes from the Arabic word meaning “two seas”. Bahrain is located 15 miles (24 km) off the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf. The island is a low-lying barren desert with outcroppings of limestone that form low rolling hills, cliffs, and shallow ravines. The low rolling hills are called the Jabal Ad Dukhan (Mountains of Smoke) named for the mist that often wreathes the 543 foot-135 meters summit. Extending from the main island of Bahrain westward and exiting the view near the top center of the image is the causeway that connects Saudi Arabia to Bahrain.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 288k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 748 - 12
Geographical Name: BAHRAIN  
Features: ISLAND, AL MANAMAH, SHOALS  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.0N x 50.5E
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: 14   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 78  
 
Date: 19960625   YYYYMMDD
Time: 103109   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 50.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 272   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 146   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 65   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, HILL, DESERT  
Water Views: GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, HIGHWAY  
City Views: AL MANAMAH  
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