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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS047-94-23 Date: Sep. 1992
Geographic Region: ITALY

STS047-094-023 Vesuvius Volcano and Naples, Italy September 1992
This low-oblique, west-looking photograph shows Vesuvius (center of the photograph), the only active volcano on the European mainland, whose last eruption occurred in 1944. Vesuvius, a complex stratovolcano located east of Naples, has erupted more than 50 times since its most famous eruption in 79 A. D. that buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Monte Somma, the ridge that half circles the central cone of Vesuvius, is the remains of an ancient volcano that erupted and collapsed, the lower slopes of which are extremely fertile and are dotted with many small villages and vineyards. Naples, west of Vesuvius, is a major seaport with shipyards (piers are visible in the photograph) and a major commercial, industrial, cultural, and tourism center. Manufactures include iron and steel, oil refinery products, chemicals, textiles, food products, electrical machinery, aircraft and railroad locomotive parts, and handicrafts. Metropolitan Naples has a population of more than 1.4 million. West of Naples lies the Phlegraean Fields, a cluster of 20 craters with many hot springs and fumaroles. Monte Nuovo, a cinder cone with a small crater lake, was formed by a violent eruption in 1538. Although the volcano has remained dormant since that eruption, many small earthquakes during the last 100 years cause concern about future volcanic activity.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 88k
Mission: STS047  
Roll - Frame: 94 - 23
Geographical Name: ITALY  
Center Lat x Lon: 41.0N x 14.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 20   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 49  
Date: 19920915   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151902   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 40.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 15.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 256   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 169   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 21   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: BAY  
Atmosphere Views: SMOG  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  

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