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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-730-66 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: TAIWAN

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  STS090-730-066 Island of Taiwan April 1998
Even though clouds and some haze (northern end of island) obscure parts of Taiwan, the entire north-south extent of the island is visible in this synoptic southeast-looking view. On the eastern half of the island, the Chungyang Mountains with steep slopes and dense forests dark area) dominate the landscape. Many of the higher elevations in this rugged mountainous region exceed 10000 feet (3000 meters) above sea level. The highly industrialized and densely populated lowland corridor is visible along the west coast of Taiwan from the capital city of Taipei (north) to the Kaohsiung area along the southwest coast. Several short-flowing rivers (light colored lines) can be traced through the western slopes of the Chungyang Mountains and across the narrow coastal plains.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 353k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 730 - 66
Geographical Name: TAIWAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 23.5N x 122.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 8   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 40  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 86  
Date: 19980423   YYYYMMDD
Time: 013225   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 23.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 121.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 102   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 134   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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