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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS038-E-57979 Date: Feb. 2014
Geographic Region: USA-WISCONSIN
Feature: GREEN BAY, LAKE ICE, FOX RIVER


IMAGE
 
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

Note: This caption refers to the image versions labeled "NASA's Earth Observatory web site".

This image taken from the International Space Station shows the city of Green Bay at the southern end of icebound Green Bay, Wisconsin. This arm of Lake Michigan is six miles wide as seen in this view. The heavy snowfalls of the winter of 2014 cover the landscape. Combined with low sun illumination of a winter's day, all surfaces appear shades of gray. Fields appear brighter (top right, lower right), the cityscape (lower half of the image) appears as a checkerboard of grays, and forests (top left) appear dark.

The center of the city lies on the Fox River, one of the few larger rivers in the United States that flows north. Open water appears as dark patches at the mouth of the river where a power station emits warm water. Thinner (grayer) ice can be detected where slightly warmer water extends from the river mouth towards Long Tail Point, an ancient shoreline of the bay. Crews aboard the ISS do not usually take such detailed photographs because of the difficulty of getting sharp images with long lenses (in this case a 1000 mm lens). Streets and bridges crossing the Fox River appear quite clearly.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 294k
Mission: ISS038  
Roll - Frame: E - 57979
Geographical Name: USA-WISCONSIN  
Features: GREEN BAY, LAKE ICE, FOX RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 44.5N x 88W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera:: N4
 
Camera Tilt: 32   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 1000  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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:  
 
Date: 20140222   YYYYMMDD
Time: 195314   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 46.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 87.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 211   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 221   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 28   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: BAY, ICE, LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: GREEN BAY  

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