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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS036-152-11 Date: Mar. 1990
Geographic Region: USA-WASHINGTON
Feature: PUGET SND, BELLINGHAM

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  STS036-152-011 Whidbey Island Area, Washington, U.S.A. March 1990
This near-vertical photograph shows Whidbey Island and the northern portion of Puget Sound. The island is 45 miles (72 kilometers) long and is located approximately 50 miles (81 kilometers) north-northwest of Seattle. Visible are the runways of the U.S. Naval Airbase and the city of Oak Harbor, just southeast of the airbase, a recreation and trade center and the major city on the island. Touring the area featured in the photograph, to the north of Whidbey Island (near the northern edge of the photograph) are the southern portions of the San Juan Islands, an archipelago of 172 small islands. North-northeast of Whidbey Island is the city of Bellingham [only 18 miles (29 kilometers) from the Canadian border], which has one of the best landlocked harbors on the Pacific coast. The city is an important shipping point for lumber, pulp, paper, and canned and frozen fruit. East of Whidbey Island on the mainland is a portion of the major transportation route from Vancouver, British Columbia, southward to San Diego, California—Interstate Highway 5. Admiralty Inlet, the northernmost part of Puget Sound, is west of Whidbey Island. Across Admiralty Inlet is the city of Port Townsend, a major lumber port located on the northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 120k
Mission: STS036  
Roll - Frame: 152 - 11
Geographical Name: USA-WASHINGTON  
Features: PUGET SND, BELLINGHAM  
Center Lat x Lon: 48.5N x 122.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 40  
 
Date: 19900302   YYYYMMDD
Time: 182036   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 48.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 122W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 146   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 125   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 29   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, COAST, PENINSULA, MOUNTAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: BAY, RIVER, DELTA, INLET  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT, AGRICULTURE  
City Views: BELLINGHAM  
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