Earth from Space - Image Information

LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS087-715-70 Date: Nov. 1997
Geographic Region: PAKISTAN
Feature: KARACHI

STS087-715-70 Karachi, Pakistan November 1997
Karachi, the largest city and former capital (nearly 10 million people) of Pakistan, is located along the arid southern coast on the Arabian Sea. The central business district of Karachi is located close to the harbor (dark area enclosed by elongated island) where several roads converge (slightly right of center). Some of the road network (thin, dark lines) is discernible throughout different parts of the large metropolitan area. As seen on this image, Karachi is also situated northwest of the Indus River delta (darker land area upper left). The northwest end of the broad deltaic plain consists of a complicated network of meandering tidal channels. This section of the delta is inundated with salt water and sediment (a light colored sediment plume is visible immediately offshore). The small lighter colored tips of land along the shoreline shows the development of sandy beaches and sand dunes.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 348k
Mission: STS087  
Roll - Frame: 715 - 70
Geographical Name: PAKISTAN  
Features: KARACHI  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.0N x 67.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 16   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 168  
Date: 19971130   YYYYMMDD
Time: 062049   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 24.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 67.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 161   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 150   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 42   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

Photo is not associated with any sequences

Home Page
Home Page
JSC Digital
Image Collection
Earth Science &
Remote Sensing

NASA meatball logo
This service is provided by the International Space Station program and the JSC Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit, ARES Division, Exploration Integration Science Directorate.
ESRS logo