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English: View of the crescent moon through the top of the earth's atmosphere. Photographed from International Space Station by Expedition 13 crew over the South China Sea, just south of Macau.


Čeština: Pohled na srpek Měsíce skrz vršek zemské atmosféry. Vyfoceno posádkou Mezinárodní vesmírné stanice v rámci Expedice 13 nad Jihočínským mořem jižně od Macaa, 21,5° S, 113,3° V
English: View of the crescent moon through the top of the earth's atmosphere. Photographed above 21.5°N, 113.3°E by International Space Station crew Expedition 13 over the South China Sea, just south of Macau (NASA image ID: ISS013-E-54329).
Français : Photo des couches hautes de l'atmosphère terrestre, prise par 21.5°N, 113.3°E par la Station spatiale internationale au cours de l'Expédition 13 au-dessus de la Mer de Chine méridionale, juste au sud de Macao. Numéro d'identification d'image de la NASA : ISS013-E-54329.
Italiano: Vista della luna crescente dalla sommità dell'atmosfera terrestre. Foto scattata alle coordinate 21.5°N, 113.3°E dall'equipaggio della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale Expedition 13 sopra il Mar Cinese Orientale, appena a sud di Macau (NASA image ID: ISS013-E-54329).
ქართული: სამხრეთი ჩინეთის ზღვის თავზე, მაკაოს სამხრეთით, მე-13 ექსპედიციის მონაწილის მიერ გადაღებული ნახევარმთვარის ფოტო დედამიწის ატმოსფეროს ზედა ფენებიდან.
Polski: Zdjęcie górnych warstw atmosfery ziemskiej z widocznym przejściem w przestrzeń kosmiczną.
Ελληνικά: Η Γήινη ατμόσφαιρα, η φωτογραφία ελήφθη από το διάστημα κι ύψος 335 χιλιόμετρα
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Top Of The Atmosphere

Mission: ISS013 Roll: E Frame: 54329 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS013

Country or Geographic Name:


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)



Camera Tilt: Low Oblique

Camera Focal Length: 400mm

Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera

Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.


Film Exposure:

Percentage of Cloud Cover: 100 (76-100)


Date: 20060720 (YYYYMMDD)GMT Time: 082858 (HHMMSS)

Nadir Point Latitude: 21.5, Longitude: 113.3 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction:

Sun Azimuth: 281 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)

Spacecraft Altitude: 181 nautical miles (335 km)

Sun Elevation Angle: 35 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)

Orbit Number: 3839

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