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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-78-88 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: EGYPT
Feature: GULF OF SUEZ, AQABA, SINAI

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  STS040-78-88 Sinai Peninsula, Egypt June 1991
The deep blue waters of the northern Red Sea provide a striking contrast to the sandy landforms (tans) and hills and mountains (browns) of the arid landscape of northeastern Egypt, northwestern Saudi Arabia, southern Israel, and a small part of southwestern Jordan. Elevations for the mountains that ring the northern end of the Red Sea vary from approximately 2000 feet (610 meters) to 3000 feet (910 meters), with many peaks exceeding 6000 feet (1800 meters)—one peak exceeds 8000 feet (2440 meters). The light, more highly reflective pattern in the north-central Sinai is a drainage network of dry stream channels and lakebeds. Other landforms include the northernmost extent of the Nile River and its delta, the Suez Canal (northwest side of the Sinai Peninsula), the Gulf of Aqaba (southeast side of Sinai), the Dead Sea Rift, and the demarcation line in the desert between Israel and Egypt along the eastern edge of the Sinai caused by Israel’s emphasis on agriculture. Numerous coral reefs and small islands are visible east of Egypt near the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 104k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 78 - 88
Geographical Name: EGYPT  
Features: GULF OF SUEZ, AQABA, SINAI  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.5N x 34.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 45   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 19910611   YYYYMMDD
Time: 093309   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 35.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 153   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 153   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 86   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, FOREST, DESERT, RIFT  
Water Views: GULF, SEA, RIVER  
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