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Beijing China
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Beijing, China

January 20, 2006
This color composite image is centered over the city capital of China, Beijing (visible a large bright area center image), situated in the northeastern part of China at an elevation of 43.5m above sea level.

Major landmarks in the image are: the Taihang Mountain Range to north, in the city center is the Imperial Palace Museum (rectangular area) and Tian'anmen Square, which is the site of the enormous Great Hall of the People and the Mao Zedong Mausoleum. The city capital's airport is visible northeast of the city.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Envisat
  • Instrument: ASAR
  • Acquisition: 27-Apr-2004
  • Orbit nr: 11287
  • Center coordinates: lat. 39.77, lon. 116.28