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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS069-702-91 Date: Sep. 1995
Geographic Region: SAUDI ARABIA

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  STS069-702-091 Jiddah (Jeddah) Area, Saudi Arabia September 1995
The modern port city of Jiddah, located along the central west coast of Saudi Arabia, is considered to be the most cosmopolitan city in the country. Jiddah has experienced rapid growth and modern development since the early 1970's. The city is Saudi Arabia's principal seaport and transportation hub because of its industrial growth but also because of the city's dramatic increase in Islamic pilgrims who enter the country through Jiddah's worldwide connections via ships or airplanes, as the travelers trek to Mecca (Islam's holiest city), which is located 45 miles (70 km) east of Jiddah. Some of the city's infrastructure, including streets, harbor facilities, and the runways of King Abdul Aziz International Airport (immediately north of the urban area) can be seen. The darker region east of the city (bottom center) is an area of low hills, while the uniform-looking tan landscape show large areas of sand that contrasts with the dark colored waters of the Red Sea.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 331k
Mission: STS069  
Roll - Frame: 702 - 91
Geographical Name: SAUDI ARABIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 21.5N x 39.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 19   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 13  
Date: 19950908   YYYYMMDD
Time: 094528   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 40.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 205   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 200   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 73   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: JIDDAH  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

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