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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS022-E-12031 Date: Dec. 2009
Geographic Region: LESSER ANTILLES

Greater Bridgetown Area, Barbados

Bridgetown is the capital city of the island nation Barbados, located to the east of the Lesser Antilles Island chain. While Barbados is considered part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located within the western Atlantic Ocean rather than the Caribbean Sea. Barbados is a member of the British Commonwealth, and considers Queen Elizabeth II to be its constitutional monarch.

Besides being the seat of government, Bridgetown is the largest city in Barbados. It and the surrounding towns that make up the Greater Bridgetown area are located along the southwestern coastline of the island. The metropolitan area is readily recognizable in this astronaut photograph due to the gray and white rooftops and street grids (image center) that contrast with green vegetated fields and riverside areas of the island's interior to the northeast (image top center).

Bridgetown is a major port destination for both commercial and cruise ships serving the eastern Caribbean--several ships are visible within Carlisle Bay. Water color in the image changes from light blue along the coastline--indicating shallow water--to the dark blue of deeper water away from the island.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 252k
Mission: ISS022  
Roll - Frame: E - 12031
Geographical Name: LESSER ANTILLES  
Center Lat x Lon: 13.1N x 59.6W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: N2
Camera Tilt: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
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: 3470  
Date: 20091216   YYYYMMDD
Time: 153151   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 11.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 58.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 172   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 182   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views: BAY, OCEAN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views: BRIDGETOWN  

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