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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS077-717-18 Date: May 1996
Geographic Region: CYPRUS

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  STS077-717-018 Cyprus May 1996
Cyprus, covering 3578 square miles (9267 square kilometers) in the eastern Mediterranean Sea 40 miles (60 kilometers) south of Turkey, is apparent in this south-looking, low-oblique photograph. The island has an irregular shape, a number of wide bays and prominent capes, and two east-west-oriented mountain ranges--the higher Troödos Mountains in the southwest and the lower Kyrenia Mountains in the north-northeast. Between the mountain ranges lies a wide plain, the island's chief agricultural area that produces grapes (used for wine making), cereals, olives, tobacco, citrus fruits, and cotton. Sheep and goat raising, silkworm cultivation, and fishing are important livelihoods on the island. Mineral resources include copper, gypsum, chrome, and asbestos. Cape Bagase is the small protrusion into the Mediterranean Sea from the Turkish mainland (lower left). Clouds cover most of the Taurus Mountains of Turkey (bottom third of the photograph).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 112k
Mission: STS077  
Roll - Frame: 717 - 18
Geographical Name: CYPRUS  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.5N x 33.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 30
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 40  
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: 93  
Date: 19960525   YYYYMMDD
Time: 045414   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 32.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 82   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 151   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 26   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: SEA  
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