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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS052-E-8449 Date: Jun. 2017
Geographic Region: ITALY

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  Taranto City, Southern Italy

Looking down from the International Space Station on the Italian coastline through a powerful (1150 millimeter) zoom lens, an astronaut shot this detailed photograph of the city of Taranto. It is Italy's major southern port and naval base. These facilities face into the outer bay, locally known as the Mar Grande, where ships are anchored. The Cheradi Islands form a small archipelago that encircles the Mar Grande.

From docks on the north side of Mar Grande, the city exports petroleum and steel products from a nearby industrial zone. The naval yards lie on the east side. The old town, dating from Roman times, occupies the tip of the promontory that separates Taranto's outer bay from the inner bay, Mar Piccolo.

A wider view from 2014 shows Taranto's location in the northern angle of the Gulf of Taranto.

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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 440k
Mission: ISS052  
Roll - Frame: E - 8449
Geographical Name: ITALY  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.5N x 17.2E
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: 43   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 1150  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 20170625   YYYYMMDD
Time: 130535   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 42.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 19.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 248   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 217   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLANDS, ITALY  
Water Views: BAY, GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views:  
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