[Skip to content]
STS052-23-22
Browse image
Resolutions offered for this image:
3000 x 1990 pixels 640 x 480 pixels

MAP LOCATION
latitude/longitude of image
Spacecraft nadir point: 5.5° S, 29.5° E

Photo center point:

Nadir to Photo Center:

Spacecraft Altitude: 154 nautical miles (285km)
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
3000 pixels 1990 pixels No No Updated image for database Download Image
640 pixels 480 pixels No No ISD 1 Download Image
Other options available:
Download Packaged File
Download a Google Earth KML for this Image
View photo footprint information
Image Caption: This sunrise scene (5.5S, 29.5E) was taken early in the morning, when the sun was still below the horizon and not yet illuminating the dark band of low level clouds on the Earth limb. Ranging from 13 to 18 km. above these low level clouds is a brown layer at the tropopause, an atmospheric temperature inversion which isolates the troposphere from the stratosphere and effectively concentrates particulates from both above and below this level.