STS058-95-78

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Spacecraft nadir point: 32.3° N, 23.8° E

Photo center point: 36.0° N, 25.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: North

Spacecraft Altitude: 152 nautical miles (282km)
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Image Caption: Greek Islands, western Asia Minor. View northeastward across Crete to Turkey


This north-looking view shows the western margin of Turkey (right) and the Dodecanese Islands of Greece between the Aegean Sea (left) and the Sea of Crete (foreground). The largest island is Crete (foreground) with the semicircular island of Thira beyond. Thira is dominated by the volcanoe Santorini. Two airplane contrails appear between the Turkish mainland and the large island of Rhodes immediately offshore. The narrow straits of the Dardanelles, joining the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, can be detected top left.