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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-609-40 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: SIERRA NEVADA, TAHOE LK.

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  STS040-609-040 Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe, California, U.S.A. June 1991
The Central Valley, the snowcapped Sierra Nevada Range, and Lake Tahoe are visible in this synoptic, low-oblique, east-looking photograph. The Central Valley’s numerous agricultural fields trend north-south. Sacramento and Stockton (near the bottom center of the photograph) are visible. The forested Sierra Nevada Mountains trend north-northwest-south-southeast. The forested areas are part of the Tahoe, El Dorado, and Stanislaus National Forests. Centrally located is Lake Tahoe, a large depression-filled lake within the Sierra Nevadas. Viewing clockwise from Pyramid Lake at the top center of the photograph are Walker Lake and part of Mono Lake.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 381k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 609 - 40
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: SIERRA NEVADA, TAHOE LK.  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.0N x 120W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: RX
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 199106__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, FAULT, VALLEY, BASIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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