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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-246-61 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: GERMANY

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  STS068-246-061 Strip Mining Near Ruhland, Germany October, 1994
Lignite coal strip mines can be seen scattered throughout the image in this southeast-looking view. This part of eastern Germany some 70 miles (113 km) southeast of Berlin has numerous seams or outcrops of lignite, a low-grade brownish-black coal. The seams or outcrops of the Lignite are very close to the surface of the ground and can be mined by the removal of topsoil and vegetation. Near the left center of the image, water has filled older strip mines now depleted of lignite coal. Forests (darker greenish color) and agricultural field patterns (lighter colored landscape) are also seen scattered throughout the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 373k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 246 - 61
Geographical Name: GERMANY  
Center Lat x Lon: 51.5N x 14.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 97  
Date: 19941006   YYYYMMDD
Time: 094559   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 51.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 14.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 161   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 115   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: HILL  
Water Views: LAKE  
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