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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-751-353 Date: Apr. 1997
Geographic Region: KAZAKHSTAN
Feature: ZHIDELI RIVER DELTA

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  NM23-751-353 Ili River Delta, Kazakhstan Winter-Spring 1997
The waters of the Ili River emptying into Lake Balkhash (lower portion of image) can be seen in this south-southeast-looking view. Rising in the northern ranges of the Tien Shan, the Ili River is nearly 590 miles long (950 km). The river flows through the sandy Sarysesik-Atyran Desert (discernible on image) on its way to Lake Balkhash. During the rainy season, the river is navigable from the small city of Ili for about 280 miles (451 km). Toward the riverís mouth, the area surrounding the Ili River is swampy. Irrigation is prevalent along its banks upstream from the riverís mouth. A portion of the Karatal River is visible in the upper left portion of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 376k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 751 - 353
Geographical Name: KAZAKHSTAN  
Features: ZHIDELI RIVER DELTA  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.5N x 75.5E
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: 50   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 19970429   YYYYMMDD
Time: 070138   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 48.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 73.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 178   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 209   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 56   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, SWAMP  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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