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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS084-714-4 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: FRANCE
Feature: CORSICA

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  STS084-714-004 Corsica, France May 1997
Corsica, annexed by France in 1768, is a mountainous island with a rocky coastline that is severely indented along the west side of the island. Snow-capped mountain ridges (lighter colored areas), exceeding 7000 feet (2134 meters) in elevation help to identify a north, northwest to south, southeast alignment of the higher elevations that extend almost the entire length (118 miles-190 km) of the island. A narrow coastal plain, including lagoons and swamps, is visible along part of the east coast of the island. Less than 5 percent of the land area is suitable for the commercial cultivation of crops. Tourism has surpassed fishing as the leading economic activity for Corsica. The Strait of Bonifacio separates Corsica from the Italian island of Sardinia to the south (top center).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 289k
Mission: STS084  
Roll - Frame: 714 - 4
Geographical Name: FRANCE  
Features: CORSICA  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.0N x 9.0E
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: 28   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 125  
 
Date: 19970523   YYYYMMDD
Time: 062720   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 41.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 9.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 85   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 202   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 26   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, MOUNTAIN  
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