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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS084-702-33 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: SICILY

STS084-702-033 Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy May 1997
The snow capped, multi-cratered summit (white feature) of Mt. Etna, located near the east coast of Sicily is visible in the center of the image. Because of the close proximity of the numerous communities around the base of this still active volcano, Mt. Etna is one of the most studied and monitored volcanoes in the world. The coastal city of Catania, estimated population 350000, is barely discernible at the southern base of Mt. Etna. The radial drainage pattern off of the flanks of this shield volcano is accentuated by recent lava flows (variety of colors on the flanks) with the older flows covered with vegetation (darkest features). There are also areas of dense vegetation (darker features) on the low mountain range northwest of Mt. Etna. The small, isolated, dark feature west of the volcano is a reservoir that is located on one of the tributary streams of the Simeto River, which empties into the small Catania Gulf (south of Catania). Many short-flowing stream channels that drain northward from the mountainous terrain into the Tyrrhenian Sea are observed.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 310k
Mission: STS084  
Roll - Frame: 702 - 33
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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
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Date: 199705__   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VOLCANO  
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