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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS040-E-74022 Date: Jul. 2014
Geographic Region: ISRAEL

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  Eastern Mediterranean coastline at night

This night image recently shot by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) vividly shows the location and size of cities at the east end of the Mediterranean Sea. The largest, brightest cluster is the Israeli city of Tel Aviv (lower center left), a port set against the blackness of the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem, Israel's capital city (upper center left), and Amman, Jordan's capital (top left), are the next largest (with Amman's lights a whiter tone), followed by Beersheba. Highway lights mark narrow lines that snake between these cities.

The mainly dark areas with small towns are agricultural and pastoral areas of Israel, Sinai, Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan. The long valley of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea is suggested by the wide almost black zone between Jerusalem and Amman that trends left to right across the entire image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 152k
Mission: ISS040  
Roll - Frame: E - 74022
Geographical Name: ISRAEL  
Center Lat x Lon: 31.6N x 34.8E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: N5
Camera Tilt: 40   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 85  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 20140722   YYYYMMDD
Time: 222513   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 29.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 32.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 9   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 223   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: -40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Man Made Views: HIGHWAY  
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