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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS065-E-93057 Date: Jun. 2021
Geographic Region: BALEARIC ISLANDS


The city and port of Palma is captured in great detail in this photograph taken by an astronaut from the International Space Station (ISS). This capital city of the Balearic Islands (part of Spain) is situated on the largest island of Mallorca, east of the Iberian Peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea. Sunglint highlights boat wakes throughout the marinas and the greater Bay of Palma.

Palma has a rich history that has been influenced by several civilizations, including the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, and the Moors, before becoming a province of Spain. This compact coastal city and its port continues to act as a pivotal location along Mediterranean trade routes, and it is the largest port in the Balearic Islands today.

Overlooking the city is the Bellver Castle, built in the 14th century as a royal residence for the rulers of Mallorca. The castle has seen many different uses over the years, and it is now one of the island’s main tourist attractions and home to the Palma History Museum.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 541k
Mission: ISS065  
Roll - Frame: E - 93057
Geographical Name: BALEARIC ISLANDS  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.6N x 2.7E
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: 15   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 1150  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 20210607   YYYYMMDD
Time: 113458   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 40.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 3.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 171   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 222   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 72   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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