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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-762-210 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: UK-ENGLAND
Feature: WIGHT ISLAND

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  NM23-762-210 Isle of Wight, South Downs, Portsmouth, Great Britain Winter/Spring 1997
The south central coast of England and the Isle of Wight can be seen in this south-southwest-looking view. Situated on the image midway between the center and left center, the Isle of Wight is 23 miles (37km) long and 13 miles (21 km) wide and covers an area of 147 sq. miles (381 sq. km). The Solent and Spithead Channels separate the Isle of Wight from southern England. The mild climate, scenery, and beautiful coastline make the Isle of Wight a popular tourist resort. In the bottom left quadrant of the image and extending to near the center of the image, the parallel ranges of the South Downs and Chalk Hills, are visible. Along the coast just to the north of the Isle of Wight, is the city of Portsmouth. The city is the site of a major British naval base. Portsmouth is the birthplace of noted author Charles Dickens. Another port and ship building city, Southampton, can be identified at the northern end of the elongated estuary north of Solent Channel.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 361k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 762 - 210
Geographical Name: UK-ENGLAND  
Features: WIGHT ISLAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 51.0N x 1W
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: 45   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 999  
 
Date: 19970502   YYYYMMDD
Time: 133609   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 49.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 2.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 222   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 210   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, ISLAND, PLAIN , UPLAND  
Water Views: SEA, STRAIT, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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