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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS012-E-7151 Date: Nov. 2005
Geographic Region: MEXICO
Feature: C. SAN LUCAS, BAY, MTS., DRAIN.

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  Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

The built-up areas of Cabo (cape) San Lucas stand out as bright, angular areas inland from the main bay on the tip of the Baja California peninsula. The town is nearly centered on the bay, which looks out onto the blue waters of the Gulf of California. Three dry river beds (white sands in this arid environment) descend from rugged, wooded hills to the coastline. River sands then accumulate to form the white beaches visible along the coastline adjacent to the city.

Cabo San Lucas, once just a collection of fishing villages, is now a tourist hotspot (current population 41,000), known for its mild, sunny winter weather. It has grown rapidly in the past few decades, with new neighborhoods sprawling north and northwest (indicated with lines) along major roads. Larger developments stretch northeast along the coast for 40 kilometers from Cabo San Lucas to the slightly larger city of San José del Cabo (not visible). Whale watching competes with marlin fishing as one of the area’s most popular activities.

 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 330k
Mission: ISS012  
Roll - Frame: E - 7151
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: C. SAN LUCAS, BAY, MTS., DRAIN.  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.9N x 109.9W
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: 50   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 400  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 3799  
 
Date: 20051105   YYYYMMDD
Time: 221418   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 107.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 238   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 185   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 29   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: CAPE, COAST, PENINSULA  
Water Views: BAY, GULF, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: SAN LUCAS, WHITE SANDS  
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