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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-80-39 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

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  STS040-080-039 Southern San Francisco Bay and San Jose, California, U.S.A. June 1991
The extensive, gray urban area that surrounds the southern end of San Francisco Bay contrasts markedly with the surrounding rugged ridges, hills, and low mountains. The darker hills and ridges reflect dense vegetation, and the browner landscape shows less vegetation. Apparent at the extreme southern end of the bay are manmade dikes for harvesting salt. The variety of colors in the adjacent salt ponds occurs because of the different saline content of each pond. As the process progresses from seawater to solid salt, different species of algae produce different colors.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 393k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 80 - 39
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.5N x 122W
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: 32   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
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: 98  
 
Date: 19910611   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151907   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 120.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 82   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 151   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 28   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, FAULT  
Water Views: BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: SAN JOSE  
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