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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS052-75-17 Date: Oct. 1992
Geographic Region: LIBYA

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  STS052-075-017 Uau En Namus Volcano, Southern Libya October 1992
Surrounded by the Sahara Desert in south-central Libya, the Uau en Namus Volcano stands like a lone igneous sentinel in an otherwise sandy environment. The volcano, approximately 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of the large Djebel Haroudj basaltic region, has been described as one of the most beautiful scenes in Libya. In addition to the uniqueness of its solitary location, the volcano's caldera rim rises approximately only 200 feet (61 meters) above the surrounding terrain. The alignments of both the black ash encircling the caldera and the sand streamers indicate the prevailing wind is from the northeast. Within the caldera are three separate lakes surrounded by tall weeds and groups of wild date palms. Despite the presence of potable water, date palms, and other vegetation, no permanent settlement exists. Mosquitoes are the reason for the lack of a permanent settlement. The Arabic word "namus" means mosquitoes; thus, the Americanized name for this volcano is Volcano of Mosquitoes.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 114k
Mission: STS052  
Roll - Frame: 75 - 17
Geographical Name: LIBYA  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.0N x 18.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 21   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 45  
Date: 19921025   YYYYMMDD
Time: 113208   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 24.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 17.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 203   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 158   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 51   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
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