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Photo Number: STS036-152-237 
Date / Time: March 1990 / 089:59:15 
Geographic Region:  Italy, Slovenia, Croatia
Feature:  Northern Coastal Area and Adriatic Sea
The rough, hilly terrain and low mountains northeast of the Adriatic Sea are evident in this low-oblique, northeast-looking photograph. The eastern boundary of the Alps, shown along the western margin of the photograph, ends in northeastern Italy and northwestern Slovenia. The Istria Peninsula, the very large land mass extending southward into the Adriatic Sea, is bordered on the west by the Gulf of Venice (and the smaller Gulf of Trieste) and on the east by the Gulf of Kvarner. The boundaries of northeastern Italy (including the city of Trieste), Slovenia, and Croatia and the capital cities of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Zagreb (Croatia) are not discernible at this scale. The offshore islands southeast of the peninsula belong to Croatia. Slovenia is almost land locked, except for a small corridor that extends between Italy and Croatia along the northwest coast of the Istria Peninsula. Many of the mountains contain dense forests (dark areas), whereas the mountain valleys appear light green and tan. Part of the coastal plain of northeastern Italy is visible along the western margin of the photograph.

See also:  Where is Istria?

TECHNICAL NOTES

Images: Hi-Resolution 5.31 Mb
Lo-Resolution
100 Kb
Mission: 

STS036 

Roll - Frame: 

152 - 237

Geographical Name: 

SLOVENIA 

Center Lat x Lon: 

45.5N x 14.5E

Film Exposure: 

N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus

Percentage of 
Cloud Cover-CLDP: 

10

-

Camera Tilt: 

NV 

LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical

Camera Focal Lenth: 

90 

-

Camera Look Direction: 

E

The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West

Stereo?: 

Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't

Orbit Number: 

66

-

Date: 

19900304

YYYYMMDD

Time: 

085915

GMT HHMMSS

Nadir Lat: 

45.4N

-

Nadir Lon: 

E

-

Sun Azimuth: 

140

Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point

Space Craft Altitude: 

115

nautical miles

Sun Elevation: 

30

Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point

Land Views: 

PENINSULA, COAST, ISLAND, MOUNTAIN, VALLEY

Water Views: 

BAY, RIVER

Atmosphere Views: 

-

Man Made Views: 

-

City Views: 

-

Source:

  • Image source (low resolution) - http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/lores.cgi?PHOTO=STS036-152-237

  • NASA JSC Digital Image Collection - Earth from Space -  http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/photoinfo.cgi?PHOTO=STS036-152-237


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