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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS062-E-102615 Date: Mar. 2020
Geographic Region: HUNGARY
Feature: BUDAPEST

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  Budapest at Night

The angle of this photograph (off-nadir), shot by an astronaut from the International Space Station (ISS), provides a unique perspective on Budapest at night.

Located in central Hungary, Budapest is home to approximately 20 percent of the country's population. The core of the city is divided by the Danube River, visible here as the dark void between the central lights of the downtown areas. The Danube is Europe's second-longest river, and it flows through the city from the north and continues until it empties into the Black Sea. The two sides of Budapest are connected by several bridges visible near the city center.

The different concentrations of lights on the two sides of the river are indicative of the population and structure of the modern city. Budapest is a unification of three different cities: Buda, Pest, and Obuda (a historical city). Buda, on the west bank of the river, is more residential and compact because of the constraints of steeper terrain. Pest, on the east bank, has a flatter topography leading to a more sprawling, radial structure stretching outward from the center.

 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 241k
Mission: ISS062  
Roll - Frame: E - 102615
Geographical Name: HUNGARY  
Features: BUDAPEST  
Center Lat x Lon: 47.7N x 19.1E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: N8
 
Camera Tilt: 33   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 200  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 20200318   YYYYMMDD
Time: 202638   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 49.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 20.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 317   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 221   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: -33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN  
Water Views: RIVER, SEA  
Atmosphere Views: NIGHT  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: BUDAPEST  
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