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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-253-8 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: JAPAN

STS068-253-008 Kitakyushu, Kyushu, Japan October 1994
The Shimonoseki Strait separates the southwest tip of Honshu from the northern tip of Kyushu Island (lower right), the southernmost of the four main Japanese Islands. One of Japan's major international ports, Kitakyushu, a city of over one million people, is located along the northern tip of Kyushu. Kitakyushu is connected to the city of Shimonoseki on the Honshu side of the strait by a tunnel and Kanmon bridge (near the lower right corner). The darker terrain shows the extent of the forested mountains and the lighter-colored regions show the distribution of human habitation in the river valley, the coastal lowlands, and the limited plains. These lighter areas consist of the residential, industrial, and commercial uses of the land, including limited agriculture. A variety of harbor facilities (irregular but angular patterns along the coastline) are visible, especially on the Strait of Korea side (left of the Shimonoseki Strait). The rectangular-shaped feature in the water (bottom center) west of the larger peninsula is the newly constructed Kitakyushu International Airport.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 348k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 253 - 8
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.5N x 130.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 36   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 77  
Date: 19941005   YYYYMMDD
Time: 041724   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 131.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 209   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 48   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, STRAIT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views:  

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