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LOCATION Direction Photo #: NM23-743-43 Date: Apr. 1997
Geographic Region: FRANCE

NM23-743-043 Marsielles, France Winter/Spring 1997
Midway between the upper center and center of the image, the port city of Marsielles is discernible in this south-looking view. Located on the Gulf of Lyons (upper right), an arm of the Mediterranean Sea, Marsielles is the second largest city in France and a very important commercial seaport. It is also the oldest city in France. Marsielles is a major industrial city and the site of an army and naval base. An underground canal connects the city with the Rhone River Valley to the northwest. Just below the left center of the image, the Durance River enters the scene. The river traverses the image generally east to west exiting the scene in the bottom right just before emptying into the Rhone River. The Berre Lagoon is visible just to the right of the center of the image. One of the runways of the Marsielles Marignane Airport is discernible extending out into the lagoon. The mouth of the Rhone River is visible at the right center of the image.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 389k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 743 - 43
Geographical Name: FRANCE  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.5N x 5.5E
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: LO   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: 999  
Date: 19970424   YYYYMMDD
Time: 111628   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 14S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 37.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 62   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 209   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, LAGOON  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  

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