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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS060-E-60237 Date: Sep. 2019
Geographic Region: CHINA
Feature: XIAMEN, QUANZHOU, KINMEN, SOUTH CHINA SEA


 
Xiamen and Quanzhou

This photograph, taken by an astronaut from the International Space Station (ISS), captures the bright urban lights of two Chinese port cities. Xiamen and Quanzhou stand out amidst a complex network of roads and railways and the night-darkened waters of the South China Sea.

Inland areas are mountainous here, with less urban development to illuminate the landscape. Smaller towns and roads zig-zag through the valleys. Closer to the coast, several islands and small harbors make up one of China's most highly trafficked port regions. Offshore, two bright clusters of pixels are likely ships traveling to or from one of the harbors.

The ancient city of Quanzhou was once one of the most important ports along the Maritime Silk Road. Beyond its role as a major center of commerce and trade, Quanzhou remains a major manufacturing center in China.




Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 150k
Mission: ISS060  
Roll - Frame: E - 60237
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Features: XIAMEN, QUANZHOU, KINMEN, SOUTH CHINA SEA  
Center Lat x Lon: 24.6N x 118.6E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera:: N8
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
 
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=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 20190912   YYYYMMDD
Time: 131439   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 115.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 294   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 220   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: -39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, ISLANDS  
Water Views: SEA  
Atmosphere Views: NIGHT  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views:  

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