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LOCATION Photo #: ISS008-E-18202 Date: Mar. 2004
Geographic Region: ATLANTIC OCEAN

Central Africa Dust Storm:
This image was taken from the International Space Station on March 8, 2004, from a position about 1400 kilometers off the coast of Mauritania (about 600 kilometers west of the Cape Verde Islands). Looking northwest, this image shows the dusty Saharan airmass in the lower third of the view, with clear air beyond a marked northeast-trending boundary. The dust is blowing west southwest, parallel to the front--a common trajectory during northern winters. The width of the dust column was about 1800 kilometers, of which only 200 kilometers is seen here.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 35k
Mission: ISS008  
Roll - Frame: E - 18202
Geographical Name: ATLANTIC OCEAN  
Center Lat x Lon: N x E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 50
Camera:: E4
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 35  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 2250  
Date: 20040308   YYYYMMDD
Time: 100831   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 14.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 31.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 103   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 198   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 25   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Water Views: FRONT  
Atmosphere Views: DUST  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: WINTERS  

Photo is not associated with any sequences

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