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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-78-32 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: GREECE

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  STS056-078-032 Thasos Island, Greece April 1993
Thasos (Thassos) Island, famous in antiguity for its gold and marble lies 4 miles (6 km) off the coast of Greece in the northern Aegean Sea. Covering an area of 170 sq. miles (440 sq. km), the rugged, forested, mountainous island is composed of marble and gray green gneiss. Numerous sandy beaches dot the island. Ample rainfall in autumn and winter sustains the dense vegetation, which covers the landscape and makes the island a popular vacation resort area. Thasos Island is now famous for its honey as beehives are in evidence throughout the island. The long airport runway at Kavala Khrisoupolis Airport on mainland Greece is visible near the bottom center of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 243k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 78 - 32
Geographical Name: GREECE  
Center Lat x Lon: N x E
Film Exposure: F   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt:   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 33  
Date: 19930410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 061000   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 40.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 24.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 102   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 25   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: SEA, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views:  
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