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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS078-732-7 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: SPAIN

STS078-732-007 Valencia, Spain June 1996
Situated on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Valencia (near center of image) is the capital of the Valencia Autonomous Region, as well as a major port in Spain. With an estimated 800000 people, this historic and picturesque city is the third largest city in Spain. A modern marine facility that includes a variety of docks and piers that handle even containerized cargo is visible as light colored structures that juts into the blue waters of the Gulf of Valencia along the eastern edge of the city. The extensive dark area south of the city is a marshy depression that parallels the coast. A lake (very dark area) is barely identifiable near the northern end of the depression. The light colored, linear features are either railroad right of ways or highways. Climatically, this region falls within the Mediterranean climate which features hot summers and cold, damp winters.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 360k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 732 - 7
Geographical Name: SPAIN  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.5N x 0.5W
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: 16   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 62  
Date: 19960624   YYYYMMDD
Time: 102145   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: .0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 118   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 145   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 64   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Water Views: GULF, SWAMP  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views: VALENCIA  

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