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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-151-163 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: GREECE
Feature: THESSALONIKI, AEGEAN SEA

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  STS056-151-163 Rhodope Mountains, Struma River, Greece/Bulgaria April 1993
Covering the left portion of the image, the rugged, snow-capped Rhodope Mountains can be seen in this southeast-looking view. The Rhodope Mountains stretch northwest to southeast along the Bulgarian and Greek border 200 miles (320 km). They are forested and have very few passes. Just to the right (west) of the center of the image, the Struma River Valley is visible. The Struma River rises in the mountains of western Bulgaria (not visible in the image) and flows generally southeast for 216 miles (348 km) before emptying in the Strymonic Gulf (upper right), an arm of the Aegean Sea. Numerous canals have been constructed in the northern Struma River Valley (south of Kerkinis Lake) to support agriculture. To the right (west) of the river valley are the Pangaion Mountains, a low range of mountains that in ancient times were known for their gold and silver mines. West of the Pangaion Mountains is Voevi Lake.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 249k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 163
Geographical Name: GREECE  
Features: THESSALONIKI, AEGEAN SEA  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.0N x 24.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 199304__   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: MOUNTAIN, VALLEY, FAULT, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE, GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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