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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS016-E-21564 Date: Jan. 2008
Geographic Region: FRANCE

Paris, France

A crisp, clear winter day over France provided the International Space Station a detailed view of the city of Paris. This image, rotated and cropped from the original, shows the recognizable street pattern of the city - and some of the world's most notable landmarks - along the Seine River. One of the main avenues radiating like spokes from the Arc de Triomphe (image upper left) is the Avenue des Champs-Elysees running southeast to the Garden of Tuileries (Jardin des Tuileries).

The garden--recognizable by its light green color relative to the surrounding built materials--was originally commissioned by Catherine de Medici in 1559, and is now bounded by the Place de la Concorde to the northeast and the Louvre museum along the Seine River at the southeast end. Other, similarly colored parks and greenspaces are visible throughout the image. Farther south on the Seine is the Ile de la Cite, location of the famous Notre Dame cathedral. Perhaps most prominent is the characteristic "A" profile of the Eiffel Tower west of the Jardin des Tuileries, highlighted by morning sunlight.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 363k
Mission: ISS016  
Roll - Frame: E - 21564
Geographical Name: FRANCE  
Center Lat x Lon: 48.9N x 2.3E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: E4
Camera Tilt: 50   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 299  
Date: 20080107   YYYYMMDD
Time: 091049   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 49.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 1.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 139   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 177   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 8   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: PARIS  

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