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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS085-506-98 Date: Aug. 1997
Geographic Region: NETHERLANDS
Feature: ROTTERDAM, AMSTERDAM

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  STS085-506-98 The Hague, Rotterdam, Netherlands August 1997
The delta of the Rhine River (right center) and the locations of the cities of The Hague and Rotterdam can be identified in this near-nadir view. The Hague is located on the coast of the North Sea northeast (left) of the Rhine River Delta. The city is the seat of the government of the kingdom of the Netherlands. Although, The Hague has some industries (clothing, metal goods, printed materials, and food products), the city’s economy revolves around government administration. The International Court of Justice is located in The Hague. Rotterdam is located on the Nievwe Maas River, a distributary of the Rhine River, several miles (km) inland from the North Sea. Rotterdam is the major foreign-trade center in the Netherlands and boasts one of the world’s major seaports. The city has shipyards, oil refineries, automobile assembly plants, and factories that manufacture electronic equipment and clothing. Agricultural field patterns are visible throughout the scene, but are especially noted on the islands in the delta area.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 222k
Mission: STS085  
Roll - Frame: 506 - 98
Geographical Name: NETHERLANDS  
Features: ROTTERDAM, AMSTERDAM  
Center Lat x Lon: 52.0N x 4.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: 35   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 80  
 
Date: 19970812   YYYYMMDD
Time: 140342   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 52.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 5.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 231   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 157   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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