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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-743-28 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: JAPAN
Feature: NAGOYA, KUWANA, ISE BAY

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  STS090-743-28 Nagoya Area, Honshu, Japan April 1998
The urban center of Nagoya, a Japanese city of over 2 million people, is located along the northeast corner of Ise Bay. Located along the southeast Pacific coast of Honshu Island, Nagoya is acknowledged to be a major port, transportation hub, and highly industrialized city of Japan. The urban, built-up city of Nagoya merges with numerous smaller cities and even limited cultivated land, producing the extensive lighter-colored landscape that dominates this southerly view of Ise Bay. Like most of Japan (where mountains occupy about 80 percent of the total land area) wherever alluvial soils and flat plains are found urban development and agriculture compete for the use of the land. Several short-flowing rivers, including the Nagara River, can be seen entering the northern end of Ise Bay. A sediment plume is visible flowing southward from the delta created by these rivers into Ise Bay. The darker, partially cloud covered terrain west of the Nagoya metropolitan area are rugged, forested mountains (volcanic in origin).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 353k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 743 - 28
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Features: NAGOYA, KUWANA, ISE BAY  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.0N x 136.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 44   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 134  
 
Date: 19980426   YYYYMMDD
Time: 012709   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 136.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 135   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 133   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 60   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, PLAIN  
Water Views: BAY, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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