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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS105-331-18 Date: Aug. 2001
Geographic Region: EGYPT
Feature: PORT SAID, BIOGENIC FILMS, SUNGLINT

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  Astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery used the sunglint off the surface of the Mediterranean Sea to reveal biogenic films on the ocean surface. ("Biogenic film" refers to a thin layer of biologically-produced film resting on the surface.) The films dampen surface capillary waves, creating brighter and darker reflections, which, in turn, trace the complex surface water movements along the coast. The sunglint also highlights coastal features (jetties, submerged coastal areas) near the Port of Suez.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 63k
Mission: STS105  
Roll - Frame: 331 - 18
Geographical Name: EGYPT  
Features: PORT SAID, BIOGENIC FILMS, SUNGLINT  
Center Lat x Lon: 31.5N x 32.5E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: NK
 
Camera Tilt: 12   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length:  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 166  
 
Date: 20010821   YYYYMMDD
Time: 095028   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 31.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 176   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 199   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 70   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Water Views: OCEAN, SEA, SUNGLINT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views:  
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