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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS080-733-21 Date: Nov. 1996
Geographic Region: KUWAIT

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  STS080-733-021 Kuwait City, Al Burqan Oil Field, Kuwait November 1996
The Al Burqan Oil Field, the largest oil and gas field in the world, can be seen in this north-looking view. The oil-free desert sands are visible surrounding the large oil field complex. This was the site in early 1991 of over 530 oil well fires started by the invading Iraqi troops and engineers as part of their country's "scorched-earth policy." The oil well fires were distinguished in November of 1991. Five years later, pools or lakes of oil are visible throughout the oil field. Many of the wells have been put back into service. The country of Kuwait possesses about one-fifth of the world's oil reserves. To the north of the Al Burqan Oil Field, Kuwait City is discernible. New pivot-irrigation fields (dark circular features) developed since the end of the Gulf War are visible to the west (left) of the city. Oil refineries and large tanker facilities are discernible along the Persian Gulf coast.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 306k
Mission: STS080  
Roll - Frame: 733 - 21
Geographical Name: KUWAIT  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 48.0E
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: 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: 165  
Date: 19961130   YYYYMMDD
Time: 055005   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 46.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 136   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 185   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 25   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, DESERT  
Water Views: GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: KUWAIT CITY  
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