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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-214-43 Date: Oct. 1994

STS068-214-043 Klyuchevskaya Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia October 1994
On October 1, 1994, Space Shuttle astronauts successfully took a series of photographs of Klyuchevskaya Volcano erupting near the east-central coast of Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. This southeast-looking photograph was made as the spacecraft was approaching the volcano from the west. The dark, ash-laden plume rose to an estimated altitude of 6 to 9 miles (10 to 14 kilometers) and drifted southeast of the volcano. Both lava and ash explosions occurred during this eruption. Klyuchevskaya Volcano is reported to be Kamchatka's highest [15 584 feet (4750 meters) above sea level] and most active volcano. Small steam or ash plumes are also visible from subsidiary vents or craters immediately south of the major eruption zone. Other snow-covered stratovolcanoes appear in this complex cluster of volcanoes. The Kamchatka River Valley is seen in the foreground--first as it flows northward, then as it flows eastward, finally emptying into Kamchatka Bay. The blue waters of the Bering Sea are off the east coast of Kamchatka Peninsula. (Refer to photograph STS-068-273-033, which was taken on October 3, 1994, just 2 days after the major eruption occurred, for a near-vertical view of this volcanic complex.)

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 94k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 214 - 43
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Features: PAN-VOL. DUST PLUME, CL.  
Center Lat x Lon: 55.0N x 162.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: HO   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: 10  
Date: 19941001   YYYYMMDD
Time: 005604   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 56.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 152.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 168   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 118   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 30   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, SEA, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE, PLUME  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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