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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS052-E-20541 Date: Jul. 2017
Geographic Region: PHILIPPINES

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  Sunrise over the Philippine Sea
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph of the partial disc of the Sun just as it began to rise, creating a sheet of light across the horizon. Silhouetted clouds give the sense of a jumbled mountain range. Numerous individual layers of the atmosphere appear above the Sun from this perspective.

The photo was taken when the ISS was located over the coast of Vietnam. But as seen from about 400 kilometers (250 miles) above the surface of the Earth, the sunrise was actually rising over the Philippine Sea, far to the east of the Philippine archipelago.

Astronauts see sixteen sunrises every 24 hours. While it is never a good idea to look at the Sun directly without proper eye protection (either on Earth or from space), digital camera images such as this allow us the luxury of seeing this spectacle as the astronauts do.

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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 78k
Mission: ISS052  
Roll - Frame: E - 20541
Geographical Name: PHILIPPINES  
Features: PAN- SUNRISE  
Center Lat x Lon: 16.2N x 122.9E
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: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 500  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 20170726   YYYYMMDD
Time: 204818   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 17.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 109.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 61   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 217   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: -21   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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