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Česky: 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.
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
Date 20 July 2006
Author NASA Earth Observatory
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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.


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

Country or Geographic Name:


Center Point Latitude: Centre 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 Centre 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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