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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS035-76-34 Date: Dec. 1990
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA
Feature: PERON PENINSULA

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  STS035-076-034 Shark Bay, Western Australia, Australia December 1990
Numerous coves, estuaries, and peninsulas are featured in this close-up view of the southern half of Shark Bay. Dirk Hartog Island, partially visible along the right edge of the image, is the westernmost point of land in Australia. The deep blue water of the Indian Ocean (top of picture) shows a greater depth of water versus the shallower bottom that can be seen in various parts of Shark Bay. Peron Peninsula is the piece of land (center of picture) that is barely connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. Individual water features in the image include Disappointment Reach (east of Peron Peninsula); Hamelin Pool (lower left); and Denham Sound and the Freycinet Estuary on the west side of Peron Peninsula. Known worldwide as a site that has exceptional, natural beauty, Shark Bay is one of Australia’s famous world heritage sites and is also home to one of the world’s last surviving population of dugongs which feed on seagrasses in the bay. The lighter colored strips along the shoreline are sand dunes that provide an indication of the prevailing direction that the wind blows along the coast.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 312k
Mission: STS035  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 34
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Features: PERON PENINSULA  
Center Lat x Lon: 26S x 113.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 47   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: 94  
 
Date: 19901208   YYYYMMDD
Time: 052835   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.6S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 113.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 265   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 188   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 74   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PENINSULA  
Water Views: BAY, ESTUARY  
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