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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-151-129 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-MARYLAND
Feature: WASHINGTON, DC.AREA

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  STS040-151-129 Potomac River, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. June 1991
The capital of the United States, Washington, D.C., and itís many suburbs, can be seen in the west-northwest-looking view. Chesapeake Bay is visible traversing across the bottom right portion of the image. The silt-ladened Potomac River can be seen entering the scene midway between the upper center and upper right and traversing the image generally in a southeast direction through Washington, D.C., exiting the scene midway between the bottom left and bottom center. Washington, D.C., is the center of the large metropolitan area and is the legislative, administrative, and judicial center of the United States. The city is also a major tourist attraction. The District of Columbia spreads out over 69 square miles (179 sq. km), including 8 sq. miles (21 sq. km) of water surface.


This view of the Washington D.C. region (38.5N, 77.0W) shows the national capital city and many government office buildings in fine detail. The distinctive diagonal street patterns also stand out making this scene easy to identify. The Potomac River, parts of Chesapeake Bay, northern Virginia and the Rappahannock River and many other areas prominent in early American History may easily be located and identified in this highly detailed photo.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 328k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 129
Geographical Name: USA-MARYLAND  
Features: WASHINGTON, DC.AREA  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 77W
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: 12   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 66  
 
Date: 19910609   YYYYMMDD
Time: 152136   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 76.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 116   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 154   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 63   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, ESTUARY, SEDIMENT, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AGRICULTURE, PORT  
City Views: WASHINGTON D.C.  
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