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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS047-78-62 Date: Sep. 1992
Geographic Region: CANADA-NS
Feature: CAPE BRETON ISLAND

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  STS047-078-062 Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada September 1992
The Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia can be divided into two separate regions—Cape Breton Island and much larger, peninsular mainland Nova Scotia. Cape Breton Island is joined to the mainland by a causeway and a railroad spanning the narrow Strait of Canso. The small scale of this photograph helps to reveal the fragmented nature and the remoteness of the heavily forested landscape in the northeastern part of Nova Scotia. The Cape Breton Highlands on the larger peninsula that juts into the Gulf of St. Lawrence consist of steep cliffs and a rugged coastline, forming some of the most spectacular scenery in northeastern North America. St. George’s Bay is the small bay west of the causeway, and the Northumberland Strait separates Cape Breton Island from the eastern end of Prince Edward Island, another maritime province of Canada (visible along the west margin of the photograph). Chedabucto Bay is the small bay east of the causeway bridges. Bras d’Or Lake is the large body of water in south-central Cape Breton Island, and St. Andrews Channel is the elongated, northeast-southwest-oriented water body north of Bras d’Or Lake. Cape Breton Island is noted for its superb fishing industry, coal mining operations around the city of Sydney, and its tourism industry. The port city of Sydney is visible along a highly reflective inverted Y-shaped inlet near the southeastern edge of the photograph.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 133k
Mission: STS047  
Roll - Frame: 78 - 62
Geographical Name: CANADA-NS  
Features: CAPE BRETON ISLAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 46.0N x 61.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 40   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 48  
 
Date: 19920915   YYYYMMDD
Time: 133117   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 47.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 59.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 134   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 169   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, FOREST, COAST, HILL, PENINSULA  
Water Views: OCEAN, LAKE, BAY, RIVER, STRAIT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT, MINING  
City Views:  
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