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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-77-44 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-MICHIGAN
Feature: L. MICHIGAN, HURON-S TAIL

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  STS040-077-044 The Great Lakes, U.S.A. and Canada June 1991
Portions of all five Great Lakes, the largest combined body of fresh water in the world [covering an area of 95 000 square miles (246 050 square kilometers)], can be seen in this high-oblique, northeast-looking photograph. Lake Michigan alone covers an area of 22 300 square miles (57 755 square kilometers). This lake can be seen in the center of the photograph, with Chicago on its southwestern shore. The Great Lakes were formed about 12 000 years ago at the end of the ice age, when glacier-carved lake basins were filled with meltwater. The lakes are interconnected by straits, short rivers, and canals. Water from the Great Lakes exits at the eastern end of Lake Ontario into the Saint Lawrence River, which flows on eastward into the Atlantic Ocean.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 141k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 77 - 44
Geographical Name: USA-MICHIGAN  
Features: L. MICHIGAN, HURON-S TAIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 44.0N x 85W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 60
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 19  
 
Date: 19910606   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164219   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 91.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 127   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 156   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 66   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN, PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, URBAN AREA  
City Views: CHICAGO  
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