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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS066-89-69 Date: Nov. 1994
Geographic Region: TAIWAN

STS066-089-069 Taiwan November 1994
The island of Taiwan (National Republic of China) has a population of more than 21 million in an area the size of Switzerland; this photograph shows the northern half of the island. Most of the inhabitants live along the plains that extend along the entire west coast. T'ai-pei, the capital with a population of almost 3 million, is located near the northern tip of the island. The small scale of the photograph and the gross resolution allow only identification of the general location of the urban area at the northern end of the island. Many short rivers that drain east and west arise in the Chungyang Mountains that extend for almost the entire length of the country. The mountains of Taiwan, with some of the central ranges rising to altitudes of more than 10 000 feet (3000 meters), are young and still actively undergoing tectonic movement. Taiwan is bordered on the west by the Taiwan Strait, which separates the country from mainland China (People's Republic of China), and on the east by the Pacific Ocean. Taiwan is an amazing economic success story; along with Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Singapore, it is considered to be one of the "Pacific Rim Economic Tigers."

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 144k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 89 - 69
Geographical Name: TAIWAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 24.5N x 121.5E
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: 25   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 39  
Date: 19941106   YYYYMMDD
Time: 022321   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 23.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 122.1E  
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: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  

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