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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM21-774-49 Date: Jul. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-VIRGINIA
Feature: NORFOLK, NEWPORT NEWS

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  NM21-774-049 Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, And Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A. Winter-Summer 1996
The Norfolk metropolitan area can be seen in this near vertical view. Vast amounts of sediment can be seen flowing into Hampton Roads from the James (bottom center) and Nasemond (bottom right) Rivers. Chesapeake Bay is visible in the upper right portion of the image. Barely discernible is the Chesapeake Bay bridge and tunnel road that connects mainland Virginia with the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula (upper right). The city of Norfolk is located on the south side of Hampton Roads on the Elizabeth River. Norfolk is a major port of entry in the eastern United States, and a major commercial, industrial, shipping, and distribution center. With the cities of Portsmouth and Newport News, Norfolk forms the port of Hampton Roads, one of the best natural harbors in the world. Norfolk and Portsmouth form an extensive naval complex and operations base (the largest in the United States). It is here in Hampton Roads in 1862 that a major Civil War battle between the ironclad ships Merrimack and Monitor was fought. It is also here in Norfolk that one of the United States most famous Army generals, Douglas MacArthur is buried.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 347k
Mission: NM21  
Roll - Frame: 774 - 49
Geographical Name: USA-VIRGINIA  
Features: NORFOLK, NEWPORT NEWS  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.0N x 76.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 32   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 999  
 
Date: 19960721   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151539   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 76.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 117   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 207   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 58   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: BAY, RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views: HAMPTON, NORFOLK, PORTSMOUTH, NEWPORT NEWS  
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