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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-759-49 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: GREECE

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  STS090-759-49 Athens, Greece April 1998
Athens, the capital and largest city in Greece (center of the image), and one of the world's most historical and beautiful cities, can be seen in this northeast looking view. Named for Athena, the goddess of wisdom, Athens is the hub of Greek political, industrial, and cultural life. Together, Athens and its port city of Piraeus, account for nearly 45% of Greece's industrial output. The city is located on a plain cut by limestone ridges. On the green hill of the Acropolis, the light
rectangular areas of the Parthenon and the Agora are easily visible. Most all the buildings in the city are constructed of white marble. The Saronic Gulf, an inlet to the Aegean Sea, lies a few miles (km) southwest of the city. The climate of Athens is temperate and dry. The more reflective clear area near the right center of the image is the Spata Airfield. Aiyina Island is visible near the bottom right of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 329k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 759 - 49
Geographical Name: GREECE  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 23.5E
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: 13   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 172  
Date: 19980428   YYYYMMDD
Time: 102254   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 23.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 178   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 131   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 66   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: ATHENS  
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