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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS026-E-28829 Date: Feb. 2011
Geographic Region: ITALY

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  Milan, Italy Metropolitan Area at Night

The metropolitan area of Milan (or Milano) illuminates the Italian region of Lombardy, in a pattern evocative of a patchwork quilt, in this astronaut photograph. The city of Milan proper forms a dense cluster of lights at image center left; brilliant white lights indicate the historic center of the city where the Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) is located. Large dark regions to the south of Milan contain mostly agricultural fields. To the north, numerous smaller cities are interspersed with agricultural fields giving way to forested areas as one approaches the Italian Alps (not shown). Low patchy clouds diffuse the city lights, producing isolated regions in the image that appear blurred.

The Milan urban area is located within the Po Valley, a large plain bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the south and the Italian Alps to the north. Milan has the largest metropolitan area in Italy, and the fifth largest in the European Union. It is one of Europe's major transportation, industrial, and commerce hubs, and is also a global center of fashion and culture - according it the status of an "alpha" world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 303k
Mission: ISS026  
Roll - Frame: E - 28829
Geographical Name: ITALY  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.6N x 9.4E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
Camera: N5
Camera Tilt: 37   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 200  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 2292  
Date: 20110222   YYYYMMDD
Time: 231834   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 45.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 11.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 357   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 187   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: -55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, VALLEY  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: MILAN  
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