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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS061-E-32065 Date: Nov. 2019
Geographic Region: USA-COLORADO

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  The Colorado Rockies

The Colorado segment of the Rocky Mountains is on full display in this photograph taken by an astronaut on board the International Space Station (ISS). Cloud cover stalled on the eastern slope of the mountains, allowing for this image of the entire Front Range, as well as several other ranges - San Juan and Sangre de Christo - that together comprise the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The Colorado Plateau is readily recognizable due to its flat profile relative to the adjacent mountain ranges.

The snow-capped peaks along the Front Range mark the boundary between the Rockies and the Great Plains to the east. The Front Range is also a section of the Great Divide. Often referred to as The Continental Divide, it is a hydrologic boundary that delineates the direction of water flow between east and west, toward the Atlantic or Pacific oceans.

Nearly fifty years ago, Apollo astronauts visited the San Juan range for geology training. The rocks and terrain of the San Juan Mountains made the area well suited for teaching astronauts to recognize different types of rocks for sampling, and to record their observations for further analysis by scientists back on Earth.

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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 468k
Mission: ISS061  
Roll - Frame: E - 32065
Geographical Name: USA-COLORADO  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 106.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
Camera: N8
Camera Tilt: 50   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 20191106   YYYYMMDD
Time: 145930   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 110W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 121   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 222   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 13   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: FRONT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: SAN JUAN  
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