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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS078-740-66 Date: Jul. 1996
Geographic Region: GREECE

STS078-740-066 Evripos Strait, Khalkis, Greece June 1996
The Evripos Strait, separating Evvoia Island (upper portion of the image) and the Greek mainland (bottom portion of the image) can be seen in this near-nadir view. The city of Khalkis is located at the northwestern end of the Evripos Strait on the island of Evvoia. A bridge (not discernible) connects Khalkis with the Greek mainland across the strait. Khalkis is the capital of the Evvoia Island prefecture. The city is a trade center for wine, cotton and citrus fruit. The great Greek Philosopher, Aristotle died here in 322 B.C. Evvoia Island is one of the largest of the Greek Islands and is mountainous with fertile valleys. Evvoia Island is 90 miles (145 km) long and between 4 miles (6 km) and 30 miles (48 km) wide and covers an area of 1467 sq. miles (3800 sq. km). Magnesite and lignite are mined, and marble is quarried on the island.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 354k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 740 - 66
Geographical Name: GREECE  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 23.5E
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: 9   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: 219  
Date: 19960704   YYYYMMDD
Time: 051019   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 23.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 77   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 138   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 22   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: STRAIT, GULF, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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