Browse image
Resolutions offered for this image:
540 x 354 pixels 2000 x 1310 pixels 2000 x 1368 pixels 2000 x 1312 pixels 639 x 437 pixels
Cloud masks available for this image:

Spacecraft nadir point: 42.7° N, 45.8° E

Photo center point: 43.5° N, 43.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center: West

Spacecraft Altitude: 199 nautical miles (369km)
Click for Google map
Width Height Annotated Cropped Purpose Links
540 pixels 354 pixels No No Earth From Space collection Download Image
2000 pixels 1310 pixels No No Download Image
2000 pixels 1368 pixels No No Download Image
2000 pixels 1312 pixels No No Original file from camera 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: Nalchik, Caucasus Mts., Russian Federation:
This winter-time view of the city of Nalchik on the north slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, was taken with a handheld camera from the International Space Station in early 2004. Rectangles are the city blocks of Nalchik (population ~240,000), a city which lies where the major Terek River exits from the mountains. The river appears as a meandering line crossing the view, slightly diagonally from right to left. Dark forests (top right and lower right) make the mountain sides appear snow free. A dark line, probably a major canal, crosses the view to the lower left corner. Nalchik is a tourist resort and industrial center. It is the major city of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic (population ~ 750,000), one of five small republics on the north slopes of the Caucasus Mountains, 200 km west of Chechnya.