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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS037-151-236 Date: Apr. 1991
Geographic Region: SOCOTRA

STS037-151-236 Socotra Island, Yemen April 1991
Located at the mouth of the Gulf of Aden 248 miles (400 km) south of the Saudi Arabian Peninsula, and 140 miles (225 km) from the Horn of Africa in northeast Somalia, the island of Socotra is 81 miles (130 km) long and 25 miles (40 km) wide, and covers an area of 1383 square miles (3582 sq km). The semiarid island is mountainous with a narrow coastal plain. Interior mountains rise to 5000 feet (1525 meters). The chief products of the island are dates, ghee, tobacco, and fish.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 302k
Mission: STS037  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 236
Geographical Name: SOCOTRA  
Center Lat x Lon: 12.5N x 53.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: LH
Camera Tilt: 5   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 13  
Date: 19910406   YYYYMMDD
Time: 092407   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 12.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 53.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 245   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 244   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 75   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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