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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS029-92-38 Date: Mar. 1989
Geographic Region: TANZANIA
Feature: LAKE NATRON

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  STS029-092-038 Lake Natron, Tanzania March 1989
Lake Natron (pink color results from the pigmented microorganisms on top of the salt crust), approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) long and 15 miles (24 kilometers) wide, has its northern end on the Tanzania-Kenya border; the summit of the small volcano, 5130 feet (1560 meters) above sea level at the northern end of the lake, is in Kenya. The north-south-trending lines on either side of Lake Natron help to establish the width of the Rift Valley at this point as approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers). Although this part of Africa has a humid, equatorial classification, this area has a definite dry winter season and varying rainfall amounts averaging approximately 40 inches (100 centimeters) annually. Lake Natron and its flamingo population are very sensitive to rainfall amounts-both suffer during drought. (Refer to photograph STS-41B-046-2955, taken 5 years earlier, which shows differences in the extent of the salt crust.)
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 129k
Mission: STS029  
Roll - Frame: 92 - 38
Geographical Name: TANZANIA  
Features: LAKE NATRON  
Center Lat x Lon: 2.5S x 36.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 40
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 33   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 31  
 
Date: 19890315   YYYYMMDD
Time: 124509   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 3S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 34.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 270   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN, VALLEY, FAULT, ESCARPMENT, HILL, VOLCANO  
Water Views: LAKE  
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