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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-719-59 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: IRAN
Feature: TEHRAN, SHAHR REY, KARAJ

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  STS091-719-059 Tehran Area, Iran June 1998
The physical setting for the Iranian capital and largest city, Tehran (darker landscape center of image), consists of mountains north of the large urban area and a few scattered hills on the relatively flat plains south of the city. Tehran with an estimated population of 10 million people is geographically located in north central Iran along the southern slopes of the Elburz Mountains (bottom quarter of image with some cloud cover). Recognized as Iranís economic and industrial core area, the region around Tehran experiences four seasonal regimes but the overall climate is semiarid. Precipitation amounts decrease from north to south and general ephemeral stream drainage is towards the south away from the higher elevations of the Elburz Mountains.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 382k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 719 - 59
Geographical Name: IRAN  
Features: TEHRAN, SHAHR REY, KARAJ  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.5N x 51.5E
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: 36   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 150  
 
Date: 19980612   YYYYMMDD
Time: 101410   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 53.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 247   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 186   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 63   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
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