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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS047-85-95 Date: Sep. 1992
Geographic Region: PORTUGAL

STS047-085-095 Lisbon and Tagus River Estuary, Portugal September 1992
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is observable north of the Tagus River estuary in this low-oblique, northeast-looking photograph. The estuary of the Tagus River, the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula, is 12 miles (19 kilometers) long and is considered one of the best harbors in Europe. Lisbon is set on seven terraced hills and has a population of almost 900 000. Industries include textiles, chemicals, steel, oil and sugar refining, shipbuilding, soap and flour production, and tourism. A massive earthquake almost destroyed the city in 1755. Loss of life exceeded 50 000 people, and many buildings, some over 1000 years old, were destroyed. The city was rebuilt, and no subsequent major earthquakes have occurred. Visible south of the Tagus River estuary are the cites (west to east) of Almada, Barreiro, and Montijo; farther south are Setúbal Bay and the Sado River estuary.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 123k
Mission: STS047  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 95
Geographical Name: PORTUGAL  
Features: LISBON AREA  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 9W
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: 35   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 14  
Date: 19920913   YYYYMMDD
Time: 100831   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 10.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 125   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 168   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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