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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS042-E-135100 Date: Jan. 2015
Geographic Region: INDIA

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  Night and day images of southern India
Two images taken by astronauts, one in daylight and one at night, show the peninsula of southern India. Astronauts pass from the day side of the planet to the night side sixteen times every 24 hours and therefore quickly adapt to the very different visual conditions of night and day. The night image, taken recently from the International Space Station (ISS), shows with clarity and surprising detail the human geography of cities of different sizes, such as Kochi and Coimbatore, and the highways that connect cities. The almost unpopulated hilly escarpment zone, known as the southern Ghats, is a dark zone parallel to the coast. A patch of cloud is illuminated by a near-full moon.

The daylight panorama taken by crews flying aboard the Gemini-11 spacecraft shows coastlines and land surface color, but no details of human geography. This classic view was taken on an early space flight, almost 50 years ago, at a similar altitude to that of the ISS. Patterns of bright white cloud cover much of the land surfaces of India and Sri Lanka (image right).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 89k
Mission: ISS042  
Roll - Frame: E - 135100
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 11.5N x 77.0E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N6
Camera Tilt: 44   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 28  
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=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 20150112   YYYYMMDD
Time: 211305   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 8.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 75.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 117   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 221   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: -57   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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