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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS078-732-53 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: GREECE

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  STS078-732-053 Khios Island, Greece June 1996
Located in the eastern Aegean Sea just off the coast of western Turkey, the Greek island of Khios can be seen in this near-nadir view. Khios Island is 30 miles (48 km) long and 8 to 15 miles (13 to 24 km) wide and covers an area of 350 sq. miles (905 sq. km). The island is hilly, scenic, and fertile with a good climate. Khios produces olives, figs, and mastic and has marble quarries, lignite deposits, and sulfur springs. Khios is noted in antiquity for its claims as Homer's birthplace and for its school of epic poets, the Homeridae. The land visible at the left center and bottom left is part of the country of Turkey.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 255k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 732 - 53
Geographical Name: GREECE  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 26.0E
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: 28   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: 62  
Date: 19960624   YYYYMMDD
Time: 102707   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 25.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 188   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 145   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 76   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Man Made Views: MINING  
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