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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS006-E-29393 Date: Feb. 2003
Geographic Region: USA-MICHIGAN
Feature: LAKE MICHIGAN, ICE, SNOW

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  A colder than normal North American winter saw the entire surface areas of Lakes Superior, Huron, and Erie frozen over for the first time in years. The cold has delayed the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway and will likely delay the start of the growing season near the Great Lake shorelines. Although the open surface waters of Lake Michigan did not freeze this season, the southern portion experienced a higher than normal amount of ice. Winds and currents drove broken pieces of ice from the north to the south.

This image taken from the International Space Station shows a number of large pieces of ice collected along and just off the shoreline southwest of Benton Harbor, Michigan. Smaller pieces trail northward offshore from Chicago, Illinois. Note the ice accumulation along the entire eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan as well as the wind-drive lake-effect snow cover over the western half of the lower Michigan Peninsula.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 67k
Mission: ISS006  
Roll - Frame: E - 29393
Geographical Name: USA-MICHIGAN  
Features: LAKE MICHIGAN, ICE, SNOW  
Center Lat x Lon: 42.5N x 86W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: E4
 
Camera Tilt: 48   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 28  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 301  
 
Date: 20030221   YYYYMMDD
Time: 203846   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 89.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 221   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 210   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 27   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PENINSULA  
Water Views: ICE, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: CHICAGO  
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