Return to Earth From Space Home
Earth from Space logo Image Information Earth from Space logo

Display a Screen Layout for Printing

IMAGE: gray corner       IMAGE: gray corner
  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-757-43 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: SPAIN

Ordering information for space photography
IMAGE: gray corner     IMAGE: gray corner

Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner
  View Low-Resolution Image  
  NM23-757-043 Pyrenees Mountains, France and Spain Winter/Spring 1997
The east to west trending snow capped Pyrenees Mountains form a natural border between France (north-bottom) and Spain (south-top). The landscape of the landforms on either side of the mountains is dramatically different. Large, alluvial fans can be seen radiating northward providing rich soils for a thriving agricultural economy on the French side of the mountains. While south of the mountains in Spain, the landscape is more rugged with numerous escarpments and steep cliffs that parallel the main axis of the Pyrenees. Within the higher elevations of the Pyrenees, numerous, deep glacially formed U-shaped valleys are arrayed in no set pattern. The picturesque but rugged terrain of the Pyrenees Mountains offer a natural environment for a variety of tourist attractions that includes hiking trails, sightseeing venues, health spas, winter and summer sports, as well as fine cuisine. The Principality of Andorra, a small mountainous country with only 187 square miles (486 square km) of territory and an estimated population of 63000 permanent residents, can be located towards the lower left corner of the image.
Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 387k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 757 - 43
Geographical Name: SPAIN  
Center Lat x Lon: 42.0N x .0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 999  
Date: 19970501   YYYYMMDD
Time: 094422   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 5.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 132   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 208   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

NASA Human
Space Flight
Home Page
Home Page
Image eXchange
JSC Digital
Image Collection
Earth Science &
Remote Sensing

This service is provided by the International Space Station program and the JSC Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit, ARES Division, Exploration Integration Science Directorate.
NASA meatball logo
ESRS logo