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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS065-E-31847 Date: May 2021
Geographic Region: INDONESIA-J


An astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS) shot this photograph of two neighboring stratovolcanoes on Java, the most populated island of Indonesia. Mount Sundoro and Mount Sumbing are two symmetrical, cone-shaped peaks in Central Java province that are part of a larger east to west chain of volcanoes. Both peaks rise more than 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) above sea level and are still active, though they have not erupted since 1730 (Sumbing) and 1971 (Sundoro).

The brighter zones encircling the bases of both volcanoes include areas of intensive agriculture; these contrast with the dark forests on the higher slopes. The peaks of Sumbing and Sundoro rise high enough that the rocky summits elevations reach above the tree line.

The rich volcanic soils surrounding the peaks are very fertile, providing productive farmland in this region of Central Java. The tropical climate of Indonesia also provides abundant rain and sunlight. The area’s main crop is rice, grown in irrigated fields. Other lowland crops include corn, sugarcane, and coffee.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 564k
Mission: ISS065  
Roll - Frame: E - 31847
Geographical Name: INDONESIA-J  
Center Lat x Lon: 7.3S x 110.0E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: N8
Camera Tilt: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 200  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 20210510   YYYYMMDD
Time: 011916   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 9.1S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 110.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 61   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 229   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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