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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-L16-BA Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: JAPAN

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  STS059-L16-0BA Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan April 1994
The northwest coast of Kyushu Island that faces the eastern channel of the Korea Strait contains numerous natural harbors, peninsulas, and fragmented-mountains (darker looking terrain with prominate drainage patterns). Urban development and agricultural activities are concentrated on the fertile coastal plains and the mountain valleys (lighter-colored areas). The modern port city of Fukuoka (1.2 million population - 1993 estimate) with its angular-shaped manmade peninsulas (series of docks, wharfs, and piers) is visible along the south side of the bay that is located at the bottom (near the center) of the image. The Chikugo River (linear, light-colored feature) can be traced across the intensively cultivated fertile plain (large light-colored area near the right middle) as the river drains generally westward. Sunglint (sun's reflection off of the river's surface) helps to accentuate the drainage pattern (largely dendretic) of the Chikugo River Basin, from its headwater areas in the mountains of north central Kyushu to its delta where the river flows into the Ariakeno Bay (right edge of the image).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 319k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: L16 - BA
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.5N x 131.0E
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: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 77  
Date: 19940414   YYYYMMDD
Time: 040614   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 131.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 209   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 63   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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