Earth - Gemini 11

India and Sri Lanka from Gemini 11

Gemini 11 image of the southern tip of India showing the island of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) and the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. Note the U-shaped cloudline surrounding India, due to subsiding air in the off-shore sea breezes which inhibits cloud formation. The Gemini antenna mast is prominent in the picture at the left. India is roughly 700 km across at the center of the image and north is at 11:00. (Gemini 11, S66-54677)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1966-09-14 T 07:37
Distance/Range (km): 817
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 12., 78.
Orbit(s): 26

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface image
Instrument: Hasselblad 70-mm Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): N/A
Filter: None
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: S66-54677 Other Image ID number: Gemini 11-8-26 Other Image ID number: 66-HC-1609
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 66-081A-06A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 14 March 2003, DRW.