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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-211-58 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: IRAQ
Feature: BAGHDAD

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  STS059-211-058 Baghdad, Iraq April 1994
Baghdad, the capital of Iraq with a population of almost 2 300 000, is featured in this near-vertical photograph. Located in central Iraq on both banks of the Tigris River and near the northern end of the floodplain of the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers, Baghdad is the commercial and transportation center of the country. Major industries include railroad workshops; chemical refineries; and the making of carpets, leather, textiles, cement, and tobacco products. Although situated in a semiarid region, the city is surrounded by agricultural fields that are irrigated by both the Tigris River and the Euphrates River, which flows 18 miles (30 kilometers) west of the central city. Baghdad, with its rich history, numerous archaeological sites, and many museums, is still recovering from the results of the Gulf War of early 1991 and the sanctions imposed on the country by the United Nations because of that war.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 135k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 211 - 58
Geographical Name: IRAQ  
Features: BAGHDAD  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.5N x 44.5E
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: 33   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 65  
Date: 19940413   YYYYMMDD
Time: 102122   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 43.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 221   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: BAGHDAD  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

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