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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-715-60 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: ITALY
Feature: STRAIT OF MESSINA, WAKES

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  STS090-715-060 Strait of Messina, Italy April 1998
The Strait of Messina separates Sicily (left-west) from the mainland of Italy (right-east) and also provides a water passage, connecting the Tyrrhenian Sea with the Ionian Sea. The strait measures 20 miles (32 km) in length and varies in width from 2 to 5 miles (3.2 to 8 km). The landscape on both sides of the strait is characterized by rugged mountainous terrain, short-flowing rivers, and clustered urban areas along the narrow coastline. The concentration of lighter colored areas along the shoreline identifies the location of Messina (Sicily) and Reggio di Calabria (Italy). The mountain ridges on either side of the strait exceed 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) above sea level. The pronounced radial drainage pattern of the mountainous area east of Reggio di Calabria indicates that this geologic structure is volcanic in origin.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 303k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 715 - 60
Geographical Name: ITALY  
Features: STRAIT OF MESSINA, WAKES  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 15.5E
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: 25   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 204  
 
Date: 19980430   YYYYMMDD
Time: 101244   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 15.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 154   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 131   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 66   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: STRAIT  
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