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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS060-E-556 Date: Jun. 2019
Geographic Region: USA-ILLINOIS

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  The St. Louis Hub

An astronaut onboard the International Space Station took this photograph of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The photograph contrasts the agriculturally dominated regions of western Illinois and the more densely urbanized areas of eastern Missouri. St. Louis lies on the west bank of the Mississippi River, which also forms the border between the two states. At the time of this photo, some flooding was visible along the river.

Initially founded in the 1760s as a fur-trading outpost, St. Louis grew up to become a major port on the Mississippi River. Throughout the 1800s and 1900s, the evolution of transportation and infrastructure led to the suburbanization of the city.

Public transportation, railroads, and advanced road networks developed as the population increased, which allowed for the gradual migration of people from the city center into the outer reaches of the greater St. Louis area. The urban pattern in the image includes a series of small-scale grids that follow the lines of the major railways and highways in the region. The network of roadways radiates out from the urban core and connects smaller towns.

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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 678k
Mission: ISS060  
Roll - Frame: E - 556
Geographical Name: USA-ILLINOIS  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.6N x 90.2W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N8
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 290  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 20190625   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181245   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 42.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 94.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 175   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 217   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 71   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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City Views: SAINT LOUIS  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

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