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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS043-84-27 Date: Aug. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-FLORIDA
Feature: ORLANDO

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  STS043-084-027 Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. August 1991
Orlando, with an estimated population of 200 000, is spread across the northwestern quadrant of this near-vertical photograph of east-central Florida. Numerous lakes—among them, East Lake Tohopekaliga, the circular feature south of the large airport, and elongated Lake Tohopekaliga to the southwest—were formed as chemical weathering eroded the underlying limestone rocks, causing sinkholes to develop. All of central Florida is characterized by this karst topography. The north-south-oriented streaks east of East Lake Tohopekaliga are ancient beach terraces that resulted from the gradual uplift of the Florida peninsula. Two parallel highways, State Highway 50 (northern) and State Highway 528 (also known as Bee Line Expressway), connect the Orlando area with the east coast of Florida. Barely discernible on the western edge of the photograph is the Disney World complex, almost equidistant between Orlando and Kissimmee, the city at the north end of Lake Tohopekaliga.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 158k
Mission: STS043  
Roll - Frame: 84 - 27
Geographical Name: USA-FLORIDA  
Features: ORLANDO  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.5N x 81W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 14   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 79  
 
Date: 19910807   YYYYMMDD
Time: 125728   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 80.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 85   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 177   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 27   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PENINSULA, PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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