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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS040-E-124198 Date: Sep. 2014
Geographic Region: USA-WASHINGTON

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  Seattle and boat wakes

Puget Sound is partly reflecting the sun in this detailed image taken by astronauts on the International Space Station. Patterns of boat wakes are prominent in this reflection zone. The difference between the boat wakes in this view relates to the speed of the boat and the particular patterns (of several) that happen to be captured in the specific light reflection angles at the time the image was taken.

The land areas show parts of Seattle. The darkest areas with rectangular grids are suburbs richly covered with trees. The broadly gray zones of the central city are brighter where structures are lower, as in the harbor zone (Harbor Island), and darker where the shadows of high-rise buildings downtown cast black shadows. Interstate Highway 5 bisects downtown.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 143k
Mission: ISS040  
Roll - Frame: E - 124198
Geographical Name: USA-WASHINGTON  
Center Lat x Lon: 47.6N x 122.4W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N2
Camera Tilt: 35   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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:  
Date: 20140906   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201040   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 50.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 123.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 180   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 220   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HARBOR, HIGHWAY  
City Views: SEATTLE  
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