[Skip to content]
ISS008-E-18938
Browse image
Resolutions offered for this image:
2000 x 1308 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels 2000 x 1368 pixels 639 x 437 pixels

MAP LOCATION
latitude/longitude of image
Spacecraft nadir point:

Photo center point: 30.5° N, 48.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center:

Spacecraft Altitude: 196 nautical miles (363km)
Click for Google map
IMAGE DETAILS
features and other details
CAMERA INFORMATION
information about camera used
ALL DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
additional formats
Width Height Annotated Cropped Purpose Links
2000 pixels 1308 pixels No No NASA's Earth Observatory web site Download Image
1024 pixels 768 pixels No Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site Download Image
2000 pixels 1368 pixels No No Download Image
639 pixels 437 pixels No No Download Image
Other options available:
Download Packaged File
Download a Google Earth KML for this Image
View photo footprint information
Image Caption: ISS008-E-18938 (24 March 2004) --- This photo of a large black smoke plume over southeastern Iraq was taken by an Expedition 8 crewmember on the International Space Station. The oil that is burning spilled from a ruptured pipeline on March 23, 2004. This photo was taken the next afternoon and shows details of land use near the fire. The delta of the Shatt al Arab has numerous channels, estuaries, and tidal flats. Near the top of the photo (southwest) are two large white salt evaporator operations while to the lower right are wetlands and irrigated agricultural fields. Iraq's only oil terminal on the Persian Gulf is near the left edge of the plume.