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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS080-706-45 Date: Nov. 1996
Geographic Region: PHILIPPINES

STS080-706-045 Mount Pinatubo Volcano, Philippines November 1996
The ash and mud deposits of Mount Pinatubo Volcano are visible in this southeast-looking view. Located on western Luzon Island, Mount Pinatubo is one of a chain of composite volcanoes that constitute the Luzon Volcanic Arc. The Volcano erupted on June 15th, 1991, and again in July and August of 1991. Ash from the massive explosion reached 50000 feet (15000 meters) into the atmosphere. Locally, the ash reached a depth of 10 feet (3 meters) on the ground. Typhoon Yunya, which struck the island of Luzon about the same time as the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, triggered massive mudslides that killed about 550 people. The paths of these mudslides or lahars are discernible on this image. Clark Air Force Base is visible between two of the mudslides in the upper left portion of the image. The 18000 personnel and their dependents were evacuated from the base before the volcanic eruption, as were over 60000 people that were living on the slopes and valleys around the volcano, thus saving many thousands of lives. Minor eruptions continue at Mount Pinatubo. Annual tropical rains continue to cause ash and mudslides into the valleys surrounding the volcano. At the time this image was obtained, water filled the crater floor of the volcano. Sediment plumes are visible entering the South China Sea to the west of the volcano.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 381k
Mission: STS080  
Roll - Frame: 706 - 45
Geographical Name: PHILIPPINES  
Center Lat x Lon: 15.0N x 120.5E
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: 8   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 67  
Date: 19961124   YYYYMMDD
Time: 001826   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 15.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 120.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 124   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 188   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 28   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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