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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS078-748-7 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: SAUDI ARABIA

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  STS078-748-007 Al Jubayl (Jubail), Saudi Arabia June 1996
The water (dark area) of the Persian Gulf contrasts with the sandy, desert landscape of the northeast coast of Saudi Arabia. This newly created (development started in the 1980s) industrial center of Al Jabayl (also knows as Jubail), a city with modern infrastructure, is located in the middle of the image. The infrastructure includes modern residential areas, petrochemical plants, iron works, airport (southeast of the city), highways, railroad, and port facilities - plus the Royal Saudi Naval Base (located south of the industrial port facilities - see long piers and breakwater). The lighter colored, undeveloped areas scattered throughout the coastal region are dry lakebeds (salt flats). The thin dark line inland but parallel to the coast (upper right quadrant) is a combination highway and pipeline right of way.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 320k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 748 - 7
Geographical Name: SAUDI ARABIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 27.0N x 49.5E
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: 21   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 78  
Date: 19960625   YYYYMMDD
Time: 103044   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 49.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 269   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 146   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 66   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT  
Water Views: GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, PORT  
City Views: AL JUBAYL  
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