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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS064-E-37842 Date: Feb. 2021
Geographic Region: THAILAND

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This oblique photograph captures an astronaut's perspective of Thailand at night as viewed from the International Space Station. The prominent lights of Bangkok - Thailand's capital and most populous city - are the focal point, with the lights of other cities lining the coast of the Gulf of Thailand.

The dark swath of land in the top left is the Malay Peninsula, which separates the Andaman Sea from the Gulf of Thailand. The darker, forested Tenasserim Hills stand out from the lighter-toned, lower coastal plains to the east.

Bangkok is considered a primate city - where the population is at least double the size of the country's second largest city. Bangkok's population of more than 10 million is many times greater than Chon Buri (population 1.4 million), the next largest. City lights provide a visual indication of the high population density in and around the city center.

Laem Chabang is visible along the eastern coast of the Bay of Bangkok. It is the country's largest deep seaport and sees most of the international shipping reaching Thailand.

The green dots sprinkled throughout the Gulf are fishing boats using lights to attract plankton and squid. Fishing is an important industry, as most of Thailand’s consumption of animal protein comes from seafood. Companies around the Gulf of Thailand are also among the largest foreign suppliers of fish to the United States.

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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 313k
Mission: ISS064  
Roll - Frame: E - 37842
Geographical Name: THAILAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 13.0N x 100.5E
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: 58  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 20210226   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181911   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 9.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 104.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 89   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 225   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: -74   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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