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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS040-E-88891 Date: Aug. 2014
Geographic Region: INDONESIA-B

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  Thunderheads, Borneo, Indonesia

Late afternoon sun casts long shadows from high thunderhead anvils over southern Borneo. Crews aboard the International Space Station have recently concentrated on panoramic views of clouds--taken with lenses similar to the focal length of the human eye. These images reveal the kinds of views crews see -- huge areas of the planet, with a strong three-dimensional sense of what it is like to fly 350 km above the Earth.

Winds usually blow in different directions at different altitudes. High-altitude winds are clearly sweeping the tops off the many tallest thunderclouds, generating long anvils of diffuse cirrus plumes that trail south. At low levels, "streets" of white dots -- fair-weather cumulus clouds -- are aligned with west-moving winds (image lower left). Small smoke plumes from forest fires onshore are also aligned west.

Storm formation near the horizon -- more than 1000 km distant (image center) -- is assisted as air currents rise over the central mountains of Borneo.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 85k
Mission: ISS040  
Roll - Frame: E - 88891
Geographical Name: INDONESIA-B  
Center Lat x Lon: 3S x 114.0E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 75
Camera: N5
Camera Tilt: 55   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 28  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 20140805   YYYYMMDD
Time: 093043   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 8.1S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 112.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 290   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 223   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 13   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
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