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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS008-36-1403 Date: na 1983
Geographic Region: NEW ZEALAND

STS008-36-1403 Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands September 1983
The most active volcanic island of all of the Kermadec Islands, Raoul can be seen in this south-looking view. Raoul, a stratovolcano, is located halfway between North Island, New Zealand, and Tonga Island in the Pacific's volcanic "Ring of Fire." Raoul sits atop the Indian/Australian Plate. The Pacific Plate to the island's east (left) is subducting beneath the Indian/Australian Plate forming the Tonga/Kermadec Trench. Raoul Volcano rises 8987 feet (2740 meters) above the ocean floor. The volcano rises to 1693 feet (516 meters) above sea level. The island is roughly triangular in shape with an area of 11 square miles (29 square km). Raoul has erupted 14 times in the historic past, the last in November 1964.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 360k
Mission: STS008  
Roll - Frame: 36 - 1403
Geographical Name: NEW ZEALAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5S x 178W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 3
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 44  
Date: 1983____   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
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