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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS066-117-63 Date: Nov. 1994
Geographic Region: TANZANIA
Feature: KILIMANJARO, AGRICULTURE

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  STS066-117-063 Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania November 1994
Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest [19 340 feet (5895 meters)] and most famous mountain in Africa, is located in Tanzania just adjacent to the Kenya border. Three distinct volcanoes can be seen in this near-vertical photograph—Kibo (center volcano) with the highest peak and a permanent glacier and snow field at its summit; Shira (most westerly), the oldest that has been eroded into a plateau-like feature standing 12 395 feet (3778 meters) above sea level; and Mawenzi (most easterly) with a well-defined peak that reaches 17 564 feet (5354 meters) above sea level. The overlapping lava flows from these three volcanoes have almost obliterated their individual uniqueness into a single complex volcanic feature. The southern flanks of the mountain are more deeply eroded than northern slopes. Perhaps the cloud buildup indicates the increased severity of erosion is caused by more precipitation on the southern slopes than on the northern slopes. (Refer to photograph STS-41B-046-2957, which was taken 10 years earlier, to evaluate the change in the area of ice and snow and slight changes in land use patterns near the base of the mountains.)
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 131k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 117 - 63
Geographical Name: TANZANIA  
Features: KILIMANJARO, AGRICULTURE  
Center Lat x Lon: 3S x 37.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 10   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: 88  
 
Date: 19941109   YYYYMMDD
Time: 053857   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 2.6S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 37.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 109   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 159   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VOLCANO, CRATER, PLATEAU, FOREST  
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Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, DEFORESTATION  
City Views:  
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