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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS006-E-36913 Date: Mar. 2003
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: LOS ANGELES AT NIGHT

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  After sunset the borders of "The City of Angels" are defined as much by its dark terrain features as by its well-lit grid of streets and freeways. Over 13 million people inhabit the coastal basin bounded roughly by the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains to the north and the Chino Hills and Santa Ana Mountains to the east and southeast.

The crew of the International Space Station took this unique image shortly after 1 a.m. local time on March 10, 2003. Both the glitter and sprawl of America's second largest city as well as a number of its renowned landmarks are highly visible. In the north, Hollywood is nestled against the south side of the Santa Monica Mountains. On the coast, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the port facilities at Long Beach Naval Shipyards are bright spots. Finally, even at this time of night, the bright lights of Disneyland in Anaheim are a standout feature.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 90k
Mission: ISS006  
Roll - Frame: E - 36913
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: LOS ANGELES AT NIGHT  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.0N x 118W
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: 33   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 85  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 559  
 
Date: 20030310   YYYYMMDD
Time: 091507   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 116.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 36   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 209   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: -54   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN, COAST  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views: LOS ANGELES, SANTA MONICA  
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