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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS036-151-100 Date: Mar. 1990
Geographic Region: EGYPT

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  STS036-151-100 Alexandria, Egypt March 1990
The seaport city of Alexandria, with a population of more than 3.5 million, is built primarily on a sandy strip of land between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Mareotis. An industrial and commercial city, Alexandria anchors the western extent of the large Nile River Delta. Although most of the city infrastructure is not visible, some of the large modern harbor facilities, including a breakwater structure, are discernible in the small bay. The unusual tan water body southwest of the port facilities is possibly a holding pond for industrial effluents. A narrow band of darker substance in the water current appears to be flowing toward the east, and farther offshore, an interesting light blue turbidity indicates water color boundaries along this part of the Mediterranean Sea. A series of canals and roadways appears within the darker green of the fertile, intensively cultivated and irrigated, agricultural Nile River Delta. Circular field patterns southwest of the city indicate that center-pivot irrigation is being used in addition to irrigation from ditches and canals. The smaller, highly reflective areas scattered among the irrigated farmland are villages and cities.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 92k
Mission: STS036  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 100
Geographical Name: EGYPT  
Center Lat x Lon: 31.0N x 30.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 0   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 34  
Date: 19900302   YYYYMMDD
Time: 093017   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 30.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 164   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 127   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 51   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: ALEXANDRIA  
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