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LOCATION Direction Photo #: NM23-762-206 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: UK-ENGLAND

NM23-762-206 Dartmoor, Plymouth, Great Britain Winter/Spring 1997
A portion of the southwestern peninsula of Great Britain is visible in this southwest-looking view. In the lower left part of the image, the upland region called Dartmoor can be seen. Dartmoor covers an area of 365 sq. miles (945 sq. km). It is a wasteland of bare granite peaks called tors that rise 1600-2000 feet (488-610 meters) in altitude. During the middle Ages, Dartmoor was an important tin-mining region. Dating back to the 12th century, china clay and granite have been mined from this region. Near the center of the image, the Bodmin Moor, another smaller upland region can be seen. Southwest of Dartmoor near the left center of the image, the large port city of Plymouth can be identified. Located on Plymouth Sound on a peninsula between the estuaries of the Plym and Tamar Rivers, Plymouth is an important port and major naval base in Great Britain. The first English factory to make Chinese porcelain was established in Plymouth in 1768.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 357k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 762 - 206
Geographical Name: UK-ENGLAND  
Features: PLYMOUTH  
Center Lat x Lon: 50.5N x 4W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 19970502   YYYYMMDD
Time: 133559   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 49.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 1.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 221   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 210   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: OCEAN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, MINING  
City Views:  

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