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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS112-E-6329 Date: Oct. 2002
Geographic Region: ROMANIA
Feature: CONSTANTA, PORT FACILITIES

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  The modern city of Constanta, with a population of more than 348,000, is located on the western coast of the Black Sea and is the principal seaport for Romania. It is the site of the ancient Greek city of Tomis, colonized in the 6th century B.C. In the 1st century A.D. Tomis became a flourishing provincial capital of the Roman Empire when it acquired its current name from the emperor Constantine I. Today, Constanta is a thriving port-of-entry for Romania, offering both tourist attractions and an expanding, modern port facility that is among the largest on the Black Sea. The crew of STS-112 acquired this detailed digital image of the city on October 17, 2002, using a 400-mm lens. The older part of the city is situated near the large coastal lagoon to the north, while to the south the port facilities are connected to the Danube River’s import shipping commerce via the 64-km Danube – Black Sea Canal. Agricultural fields of mostly wheat and barley extend almost to the shorelines.  
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 248k
Mission: STS112  
Roll - Frame: E - 6329
Geographical Name: ROMANIA  
Features: CONSTANTA, PORT FACILITIES  
Center Lat x Lon: 44.0N x 28.5E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: E4
 
Camera Tilt: 32   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 400  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 152  
 
Date: 20021017   YYYYMMDD
Time: 103812   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 45.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 27.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 193   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 202   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 34   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Water Views: CANAL, LAGOON, SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views: CONSTANTA  
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