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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS051-E-13155 Date: Apr. 2017
Geographic Region: MEXICO

Image Caption: Tijuana and the Mexico-U.S. Border

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph of the eastern parts of Tijuana, located in the Mexican state of Baja California about 20 kilometers (12 miles) inland from the Pacific Ocean. Tijuana is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Mexico.

Note the sharp demarcation between Mexico and the United States. Tijuana shares this international border with its sister city San Diego, California, and it is the busiest land-border crossing in the world, with more than 300,000 crossings every day. The population of entire Tijuana-San Diego metropolitan region was estimated in 2012 to be about 4.9 million people.

The image shows Tijuana's rugged terrain, which includes canyons and steep-sided hills such as Cerro Colorado (Red Hill). The photo is detailed enough to show individual roads and highways. The largest visible in the view is the double highway that follows the Rio Tijuana along both its banks. The Mexicali-Tijuana highway (top center) curves around a mountain near the border. Switchbacks of a steep dirt road wind up the side of a canyon, leading to the border fence road and to the peak of Otay Mountain.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 446k
Mission: ISS051  
Roll - Frame: E - 13155
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.5N x 116.9W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: N6
Camera Tilt: 36   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 1150  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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:  
Date: 20170414   YYYYMMDD
Time: 195510   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 115.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 188   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 214   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 65   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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