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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS066-118-98 Date: Nov. 1994
Geographic Region: SAUDI ARABIA

STS066-118-098 Medina, Saudi Arabia November 1994
Considered to be the second most important holy city of Islam, the city of Medina (center of image) is discernible in the south-looking view. Medina is located in a well-watered oasis 110 miles (180 km) inland (east) of the Red Sea. Much fruit and some grain are raised in and around the city. The Rahat Lava Field (elongated, black features) can be seen to the south and east (upper left portion of the image) of the city. The chief building is the large mosque (white dot near the center of the image), which contains the tombs of Mohammed, his daughter Fatima, and the Caliph Omar. When making the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, usually a visit to Medina is part of the trip. The city is surrounded by the low rugged hills of the eastern Hijaz Massif, which parallels the Red Sea coast.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 388k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 118 - 98
Geographical Name: SAUDI ARABIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 24.5N x 39.5E
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: 33   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 74  
Date: 19941108   YYYYMMDD
Time: 071036   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 40.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 144   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 160   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: MEDINA  

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