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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS038-E-47389 Date: Feb. 2014
Geographic Region: CHILE

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  Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn, Argentina and Chile

This panoramic image from the International Space Station (ISS) captures Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America (image left), with the Atlantic Ocean in the foreground and the Pacific Ocean across the top of the image. Crews on the ISS seldom see Cape Horn in such clear weather. Shortly after this image was taken the cloud mass approaching from the Pacific Ocean completely obscured the landscape from ISS view. In this stormy part of the world, ships avoid the heavy seas around exposed Cape Horn and use the protected Strait of Magellan (image lower right) on the inshore end of Tierra del Fuego.

A small white icefield on the highest parts of Tierra del Fuego (image center right) includes Mount Darwin, situated within Chile's Agostini National Park. The icefield can be imagined as greatly expanded during the geologically recent ice ages, covering an area greater than the land area shown in this view. The heavily indented shape of the fiord coastline and the lake depressions (image center and lower right) were carved by the downhill movement of these vanished glaciers.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 279k
Mission: ISS038  
Roll - Frame: E - 47389
Geographical Name: CHILE  
Center Lat x Lon: 55.5S x 68.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 50
Camera: N3
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 80  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 20140214   YYYYMMDD
Time: 114052   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 51.6S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 54.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 76   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 228   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 27   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: CAPE, FIORD  
Water Views: ICE, OCEAN, STRAIT  
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