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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS050-E-51156 Date: Feb. 2017
Geographic Region: DENMARK

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  Image Caption: A Royal View of Denmark

Shot by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, this oblique photograph shows most of the Kingdom of Denmark. This Nordic country lies between the Baltic Sea to the east and the North Sea to the west. The winding channels that connect the two seas are international waterways known as the Danish Straits.

The long Jutland Peninsula of western Denmark is connected to northern Germany, while the eastern half is comprised mostly of smaller islands in the Danish Archipelago. The larger islands are joined by some of the longest bridges in the world - the Storstrom, the Great Belt, and the Oresund, which joins Denmark to Sweden. The names correspond to the straits between the islands.

During the last Ice Age (referred to as the Pleistocene Epoch), much of northwest Europe was covered with thick glaciers. Glacial deposits and kettle lakes were left behind when the ice retreated. Lowland areas now dominate Denmark, which has a mean elevation of just 34 meters (118 feet) above mean sea level.

Much of the landscape is covered by wetland ecosystems of bogs filled with peat. This decayed plant matter is used as a natural resource in energy production in several northern European countries. Bogs in Europe often contain major archaeological sites, and peat harvesters have stumbled upon ancient human remains that tend to be very well preserved by the highly acidic peat. The most famous Denmark "bog body" is Tollund Man (//, who lived in the 4th century BCE.

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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 339k
Mission: ISS050  
Roll - Frame: E - 51156
Geographical Name: DENMARK  
Center Lat x Lon: 55.5N x 10.0E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N6
Camera Tilt: 49   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 48  
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
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Date: 20170215   YYYYMMDD
Time: 140006   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 51.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 11.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 219   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 215   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 18   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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