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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS034-84-36 Date: Oct. 1989
Geographic Region: JAPAN
Feature: KYUSHU

STS034-084-036 Kyushu Island, Japan October 1989
The rugged physiography of Japan is captured in this low-oblique, north-looking photograph that shows most of Kyushu Island, Japan's southernmost large island. Much of Japan is mountainous and steep-sloped, geologically young, earthquake prone, and volcanic. Only about 18 percent of Japan's land is usable for human habitation; available arable land for farming is also at a premium. This photograph confirms the lack of habitable space--the extensive darker green areas are hills and mountains; many of the regions have peaks that exceed 3000 feet (915 meters). Highly reflective urban areas appear primarily along the coast and in some valleys. Mount Sakura-jima, located on a peninsula in Kagoshima Bay, has almost daily, and sometimes explosive, eruptions; its ash plume is visible in this photograph.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 130k
Mission: STS034  
Roll - Frame: 84 - 36
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Features: KYUSHU  
Center Lat x Lon: 31.5N x 131.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 30
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 45   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 54  
Date: 19891022   YYYYMMDD
Time: 010347   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 131.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 140   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 180   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 41   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: BAY, ESTUARY  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE, PLUME  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  

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