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LOCATION Direction Photo #: NM23-740-72 Date: Apr. 1997
Geographic Region: AZERBAIJAN

NM23-740-072 Baku, Apsheron Peninsula, Azerbaijan Winter/Spring, 1997
The Apsheron Peninsula and city of Baku are discernible in this east-looking view. The city of Baku, which means "city of winds", is 56 feet (17 meters) below sea level and is located on the northern shore of the Bay of Baku (right center and bottom right of the image). The city was once a leading industrial, cultural and commercial center in the Former USSR. Until World War II, Baku was one of the leading petroleum centers in the Former USSR. Its port handled great volumes of freight, mainly oil and oil products. Oil drilling as a major economic activity has declined over the last few decades. An influx of British and American investment during the 1990's has not stemmed the overall decline. Apsheron Peninsula juts out into the Caspian Sea (upper left portion of the image), the world's largest inland body of water. The climate is harsh, dry, and windy. Severe cold temperatures with strong north and northwesterly winds are predominant during the winter months. Hot temperatures and dry conditions prevail during the summer months. Many of the recreation beaches around Apsheron Peninsula are considered hazardous due to the polluted waters surrounding the peninsula from abandoned oil wells and drilling platforms and closed oil refineries.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 384k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 740 - 72
Geographical Name: AZERBAIJAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.5N x 50.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 54   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 999  
Date: 19970420   YYYYMMDD
Time: 104159   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 54.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 235   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 210   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PENINSULA  
Water Views: SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: BAKU  

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