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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS078-737-50 Date: Jul. 1996
Geographic Region: SICILY

STS078-737-050 Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy June 1996
Mt. Etna, located in the center of the image, is one of the most active and most studied shield volcanoes in the world. The summit of Mt. Etna is 10991 feet (3350 meters) above sea level. Four small craters are located at the summit. Several cinder cones (generally circular-shaped features) are visible at various locations around the flanks of the volcano. The different colored terrain on the flanks of the volcano indicate lava flows that have occurred at different times and have produced a variety of surface roughness on the slopes of the volcano. One of the reasons that Mt. Etna is closely monitored is to provide advance warning of a major eruption to the surrounding towns and villages that are found around the base of the volcano. Notice that there is a small cloud coming from one of the craters in the summit area at the time this photograph was acquired (STS78-755-039 is a color infrared image of Mt. Etna).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 354k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 737 - 50
Geographical Name: SICILY  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 15.0E
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: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 172  
Date: 19960701   YYYYMMDD
Time: 065605   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 14.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 87   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 140   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VOLCANO  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views: PLUME  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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