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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS044-E-1998 Date: Jun. 2015
Geographic Region: TUNISIA

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  The port of Sfax, Tunisia

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took this detailed image of the radiating street pattern of Tunisia's second city and major port of Sfax (population ~900,000), that also hosts Tunisia's largest fishing fleet (for scale the fishing port is 1.1 km long). The radial street pattern focuses on the ancient walled city (the "medina"--image center) with its distinct pattern as seen from orbit of small blocks and narrow streets, and even a slight color difference of the rooftops. A river winds across the lower left of the image.

More detailed visual cues that tell astronauts they are overflying Sfax are the brilliantly colored salt ponds south of the old city and the new circular earth works of the Taparura redevelopment project just north of the old city. Named after the town in antiquity on which Sfax now stands, the redevelopment has reclaimed many hectares along 5 km of shoreline (extending outside the image) and reengineered a polluted and marshy area on the coastal side of the long curve of the city's railroad tracks.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 163k
Mission: ISS044  
Roll - Frame: E - 1998
Geographical Name: TUNISIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.7N x 10.8E
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: 16   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 1150  
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: 20150619   YYYYMMDD
Time: 123435   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 10.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 239   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 213   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 70   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views: SFAX  
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