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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS036-75-24 Date: Mar. 1990
Geographic Region: EGYPT

STS036-075-024 Sun Glint Patterns, Mediterranean Sea March, 1990
Spiral eddies can be seen off the northern coast of Egypt west of Cape Alam el Rum, in the Mediterranean Sea. As seen in the sun's reflection off the water, the lighter-colored areas are more tranquil and therefore smooth. The darker blue-colored areas near the shore are rougher due to surface winds. A spiral eddy, refracted in the sunglint, is visible halfway between the tranquil and less tranquil waters (ear-shaped feature near center of the image). From upper left and traversing the image towards bottom center, two airplane contrails and their shadows are discernible.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 85k
Mission: STS036  
Roll - Frame: 75 - 24
Geographical Name: EGYPT  
Features: SUNGLINT  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.5N x 27.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 50  
Date: 19900303   YYYYMMDD
Time: 091750   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 25.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 154   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 126   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 45   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, DESERT  
Water Views: EDDY, SEA, SUNGLINT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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