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Spacecraft nadir point: 23.4° N, 131.4° E

Photo center point: 26.0° N, 131.0° E

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Nadir to Photo Center: North

Spacecraft Altitude: 196 nautical miles (363km)
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Image Caption: Stable, south flowing air over the western Pacific Ocean (26.0N, 131.0E) is disturbed by islands south of Korea, resulting in sinuous clouds known as von Karman vortices. The smoke plume from Japan's Mount Unzen Volcano on Kyushu, is visible just west of the large cloud mass and extending southward. A very large, purple tinged dust pall, originating in Mongolia, can be seen on the Earth's Limb, covering eastern China and extending into the East China Sea.