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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-200-32 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Feature: MOSCOW


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STS068-200-032 Moscow, Russia October 1994
Moscow, shown in the center of the image, has a population of over 10 million people. Historically, strategically, and culturally, Moscow is considered to be "Mother Russia" to the Russian people. Many ground transportation arteries (highway and railroad right of ways) are visible (light-colored, linear features) as they converge towards the central part of Moscow. The world famous Kremlin can be located along the northern shore of the Moscow River (slightly below center of the image). One of the five airports (light-colored, linear feature) that ring the city is visible southwest (right middle edge) of the center of the city. The Moscow River (thin, dark, meandering line) is discernible as it bisects the built up urban area and drains southeastward through the flat landscape that is found both within the city and in the surrounding countryside. The color infrared quality of the image helps to discriminate the vegetation cover in the rural terrain that surrounds Moscow. Densely forested areas appear as a deep red color while the rural areas where the forest cover has been removed appear as a much lighter shade of red (pinkish hue).


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 412k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 200 - 32
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Features: MOSCOW  
Center Lat x Lon: 56.0N x 37.5E
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: 10   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 14  
 
Date: 19941001   YYYYMMDD
Time: 064758   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 56.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 37.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 138   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 118   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 23   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, HIGHWAY, AIRPORT  
City Views:  

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