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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NASA6-709-9 Date: Oct. 1997
Geographic Region: ITALY
Feature: GULF OF TARANTO

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  NASA6-709-009 Puglia, Italy Fall/Winter 1997
The Salentino Peninsula (bottom of image), also known as “the heel of Italy,” is the elongated promontory that juts southeasterly from the larger Italian Peninsula. This peninsula is bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the northeast (bottom of image) and the Gulf of Taranto to the southwest (center of image). The peninsula consists of gently rolling hills and coastal plains, thereby promoting an agrarian economy. The numerous, light colored, speckled-looking spots seen throughout the peninsula shows the location of small agricultural towns and villages. There is an industrial triangle that extends from Taranto, noted for its large steel-making facility (northern coast of Gulf of Taranto) to Brindisi, known for its chemical plants (bottom center along Adriatic Sea), and finally to Bari, the most notable city with a diversified industrial base (along Adriatic coast-bottom right). The northeastern portion of the Calabrian Mountains can be seen along the top edge of the picture. A few wispy-looking clouds can be seen at the bottom of the image but the long, linear white features are contrails from jet aircraft.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 305k
Mission: NASA6  
Roll - Frame: 709 - 9
Geographical Name: ITALY  
Features: GULF OF TARANTO  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.0N x 17.5E
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
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
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 19971027   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
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: PENINSULA, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: GULF, SEA  
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Man Made Views:  
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