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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS036-152-229 Date: Mar. 1990
Geographic Region: SWITZERLAND

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  STS036-152-229 The Alps, Rhine River Valley, South-Central Europe May 1989
The impressive snow-covered Alpine mountains and the hills and low mountains of eastern France, northern Italy, Switzerland, and southern Germany are seen in this low-oblique, south-looking photograph of south-central Europe. Two snow-covered areas are distinguishable viewing clockwise from the north--part of the complex series of the Alps of eastern France, northern Italy, and Switzerland and the large heavily forested hills and low mountains that range from 2000 to 3000 feet (610 to 915 meters) above sea level, which include the Vosges Mountains of eastern France and the Black Forest of southern Germany, separated by the north-flowing Rhine River and its valley. The Alps do not have extremely high elevations in comparison with other continental mountain systems; however, many of the peaks exceed 10 000 feet (3500 meters). While the hazy, cloud-filled Po River Valley of Italy is visible across the southern horizon, the Rhone River Valley and Lake Geneva are barely visible.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 100k
Mission: STS036  
Roll - Frame: 152 - 229
Geographical Name: SWITZERLAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 47.5N x 8.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 66  
Date: 19900304   YYYYMMDD
Time: 085743   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 49.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 7.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 135   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 115   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 24   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
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