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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS084-728-99 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: ISRAEL

STS084-728-099 The Negev Desert, Gaza Strip, Israel May 1997
The region of south and southwest Israel can be seen in this mostly east-looking view. The southern Central Hills, an area of low hills and many small valleys, is visible at the left center of the image. A portion of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, is visible at the upper left of the image. In the upper right and right center of the image, the Negev Desert, an area of low hills, is discernible. Parts of the Negev Desert are under irrigation as can be seen on the border between Israel and the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt just below the right center of the image. Minerals such as copper, phosphates, and natural gas are also commercially extracted from the Negev Desert. Just below the center of the image and along the Mediterranean Sea coast is the Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip is a narrow area of desert land that is 26 miles (42 km) long and from 4 to 5 miles (6 to 8 km) wide. The strip is densely populated and impoverished with more than 99 percent of the population being Arab refugees from Israel. The modest economy of the Gaza Strip is based on agriculture, livestock, fishing, and some small industry.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 334k
Mission: STS084  
Roll - Frame: 728 - 99
Geographical Name: ISRAEL  
Features: GAZA STRIP  
Center Lat x Lon: 31.5N x 35.0E
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:   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:  
Date: 19970519   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
Water Views: SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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