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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS017-E-10303 Date: Jul. 2008
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

Basin Fire, Central California

One of the largest and most destructive fires raging across California over the July 4th weekend was the Basin Fire, threatening Big Sur, and covering the coast in a thick blanket of smoke. Astronaut Greg Chamitoff, observing the fires from 344 km above the Earth (215 miles) aboard the International Space Station, was able to capture the regional view of the smoke pall. At the time this image was taken, more than 300 fires were burning in California alone. This Basin Fire was triggered by a thunderstorm, has burned 77,000 acres, and is still only partially contained.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 262k
Mission: ISS017  
Roll - Frame: E - 10303
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 121.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 75
Camera:: N2
Camera Tilt: 29   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 180  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 3129  
Date: 20080704   YYYYMMDD
Time: 180334   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 120.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 105   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 187   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN, COAST  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE, SMOKE PALL  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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