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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS026-41-58 Date: Oct. 1988
Geographic Region: EGYPT
Feature: NILE RIVER, LUXOR BEND

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  STS026-041-058 Valley of the Kings, Southern Egypt October 1988
Arid landforms comprise much of this nearly vertical view of a portion of the Nile River. These desert landforms include eroded valleys and wadis (watercourses). The fertile and highly productive green Nile River Valley stands out in marked contrast to the tan desert landscape on either side. This part of the Nile Valley varies in width from 4 to 9 miles (6 to 14 kilometers). Near the southern edge of this photograph, the city of Luxor can be ascertained along the eastern bank of the Nile. The narrow, linear runways of the airport are visible on the edge of the desert east of the city. This particular bend in the Nile River is the home of many historical points of interest—Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Temple of Luxor, Tomb of Tutankhamen, and Necropolis of Thebes.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 157k
Mission: STS026  
Roll - Frame: 41 - 58
Geographical Name: EGYPT  
Features: NILE RIVER, LUXOR BEND  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.0N x 32.5E
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: 24   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 28  
 
Date: 19881001   YYYYMMDD
Time: 083321   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 33.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 150   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 171   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VALLEY, DESERT, HILL  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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