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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS131-E-11693 Date: Apr. 2010
Geographic Region: SWEDEN
Feature: NORWAY, JUTLAND PENINSULA, PAN, SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY

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  Orbital View of Earth from Docked Shuttle Discovery

The International Space Station orbits 354 kilometers (220 miles) above the Earth, completing one trip around the globe every 92 minutes. Cruising along at 27,700 km (17,200 miles) per hour, the astronauts experience 15 or 16 sunrises and -sets every day. Since the launch of the Zarya Control Module on November 20, 1998, the station has orbited the Earth over 66,500 times (as of June 27, 2010). The stationís orbit is inclined to the equator by 51.65į, meaning at its most northerly, it is at the latitude of London, England, and at it most southerly it is over the latitude of the Falkland Islands.

This view is to the north of the stationís ground track. In the upper-right, is the tail of the Space Shuttle Discovery, which docked with the Space Station during the STS-131 mission. Snow-covered Norway and the Jutland Peninsula is visible at image center. Low clouds cover Central Europe (image top).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 138k
Mission: STS131  
Roll - Frame: E - 11693
Geographical Name: SWEDEN  
Features: NORWAY, JUTLAND PENINSULA, PAN, SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY  
Center Lat x Lon: 57.5N x 12.0E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 75
 
Camera: N3
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 22  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 107  
 
Date: 20100412   YYYYMMDD
Time: 051933   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 51.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 17.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 90   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 182   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 11   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: GLOBE, PENINSULA  
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