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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-44-100 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: JAPAN

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  STS61A-044-0100 Mount Fuji, Honshu, Japan November 1985
Snow-topped Mount Fuji, ringed by lakes and forests, is observable near the center of this low-oblique photograph taken over central Honshu, Japan. Mount Fuji, approximately 12 390 feet (3800 meters) above sea level, is located about 70 miles (110 kilometers) west-southwest of Tokyo. This volcanic peak, the tallest in Japan, is considered a sacred mountain by the Japanese. The snow-capped, symmetrical cone volcano, with a crater diameter of nearly 2 000 feet (610 meters), last erupted in 1707. The Fuji River flows west of Mount Fuji toward the interior where it passes through the city of Kofu, north-northwest of the volcano. Visible east-southeast of Mount Fuji is the Hokone caldera, which is 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide. The scene captured in this photograph is typical of the topography of the four largest islands of Japan—Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Because the Japanese archipelago is volcanic in origin, less than 20 percent of the land is habitable, and farmland is limited and regionally fragmented.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 172k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 44 - 100
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Features: MOUNT FUJI  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.5N x 139.0E
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: 43   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 54  
Date: 19851103   YYYYMMDD
Time: 013220   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 141.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 166   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 178   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 37   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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