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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS058-110-36 Date: Oct. 1993
Geographic Region: JAPAN

STS058-110-036 Mount Fuji Area, Honshu, Japan October 1993
Located approximately 60 miles (95 km) southwest of Tokyo, Mt. Fuji (snow capped peak, center of image) is Japan's most sacred mountain. Mt. Fuji, an almost symmetrical stratovolcano, is Japan's tallest mountain at 12388 feet (3776 meters) above sea level. Although scattered clouds obscure some of the mountainous terrain in the region, the color infrared image (green vegetation is shown as shades of red) helps to identify the forested, steep sloped mountains. The different shades of red indicate the extent of green vegetation from the forested mountains (deep reds) to the cultivated fields (pinkish colors) in the valleys and along the coast of Suruga Bay (upper right). The Fuji River Valley is visible (linear, light colored feature) as it passes through a mountainous area near the western side of the volcano (right side of image). The pink area at the bottom (center) of the image is part of the Kofu Valley. The angular-looking, lighter-colored landscape on the flanks of Fuji Volcano is the result of clear cutting logging operations.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 369k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 110 - 36
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Features: MT. FUJI VOLCANO  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.5N x 138.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 22   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 55  
Date: 19931022   YYYYMMDD
Time: 000755   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 139.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 138   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 150   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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