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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS034-83-30 Date: Oct. 1989
Geographic Region: JAPAN

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  STS034-083-030 Inland Sea, Japan October 1989
The Kii Channel seen in this north-looking view (center of the image) is the eastern entrance to the Inland Sea of Japan (located between southwest Honshu and Shikoku Island). Two extensive, heavily forested, mountainous landscapes flank the Kii Channel (Kii Peninsula is eastern peninsula). The Kii Fault can be traced diagonally (east-west orientation) across the image as a light-colored linear swath of various widths. The lighter-colored terrain throughout the entire image shows the distribution of human development either for urban settlements or, to a lesser degree, limited agricultural development. The greatest concentration of human activity is in the Kobe/Osaka Metroplex along the northeast end of Osaka Bay (northeast end of the Inland Sea). The Inland Sea is a large trough that includes a series of faulted depressions that are associated with some submergence, flooded by the sea, and dotted with many islands, which are the rims of the troughs. In terms of seismic activity, this region is located on the southeastern margin of the Eurasian Plate (where the Philippine Sea Plate is being subducted beneath the Eurasian Plate) and which is subject to numerous earthquakes. The Onaruto Bridge (linear, light-colored feature) is visible as it connects the northeastern tip of Shikoku Island with Awaji Island (large island near center of image). An area of dense clouds obscures the terrain in the eastern corner (upper right) of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 305k
Mission: STS034  
Roll - Frame: 83 - 30
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.0N x 135.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 39  
Date: 19891021   YYYYMMDD
Time: 022651   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 133.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 171   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 178   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: CHANNEL, SEA  
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