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IdentificationMission: STS093 Roll: 708 Frame: 62 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS93
Country or Geographic Name: MALAYSIA
Features: COAST, SEDIMENT, SMOKE
Center Point: Latitude: 2.0 Longitude: 111.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:
CameraCamera Tilt: 10
Camera Focal Length: 100mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5069 : Kodak Elite 100S, E6 Reversal, Replaces Lumiere, Warmer in tone vs. Lumiere.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
GMT Date: 19990725 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 084546 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 1.6, Longitude: 111.2 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Northeast
Sun Azimuth: 290 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 158 nautical miles (293 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 24 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 36
CaptionsThe Island of Borneo is divided among three countries: Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. The Rajang River meets the South China Sea in the northwestern portion of the Malaysian State of Sarawak. Smoke from both large and small fires is blowing north by the prevailing summer winds. Notice the contrast of dark colored rainforest with the lighter clearings where the largest fires are burning. The sediment plumes along the coast are mostly shoreline erosional material caught up in longshore currents. The smaller river at the bottom is the Saribas.
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