posted on Jan, 13 2013 @ 11:47 AM
Originally posted by JimOberg
Originally posted by Equiinox
sorry i have no info except this image from NASA
Why should we believe you if you can't even link to the photo at NASA?
Although Jim's questions and comments are directed to the OP (Equiinox), I hope nobody will object to my posting some information.
The relevant image is from "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth" website at:
The front page of that website states: "This service is provided by the International Space Station program and the JSC Astromaterials Research &
Exploration Science Directorate. Recommended Citation: Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. "The Gateway to Astronaut
Photography of Earth.""
A relatively high resolution copy of the relevant photograph is at:
Information about that photograph is on that website at:
That information includes the following:
Mission: STS108 Roll: 705 Frame: 74 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS108
Country or Geographic Name: PACIFIC OCEAN
Center Point Latitude: Center Point Longitude: (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:
Camera Focal Length: 110mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5069 : Kodak Elite 100S, E6 Reversal, Replaces Lumiere, Warmer in tone vs. Lumiere.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 100 (76-100)
Date: 20011208 (YYYYMMDD)GMT Time: 200919 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -4.2, Longitude: -93.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: East
Sun Azimuth: 235 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 203 nautical miles (376 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 55 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 46