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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS047-85-92 Date: Sep. 1992
Geographic Region: CANARY ISLANDS
Feature: LA PALMA I, ISLAND WAKE

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  STS047-085-092 La Palma Island, Canary Islands September 1992
Volcanic, mountainous La Palma, covering 280 square miles (725 square kilometers), dominates this east-looking, low-oblique photograph. The large caldera near the center of the island is the remains of the collapsed, extinct Roque de los Muchachos Volcano. Tourism and agriculture are the major industries; sugar cane is the main agricultural crop, but other crops include bananas, tomatoes, potatoes, and tobacco. Irrigation is important, especially in the coastal and lowland regions where rainfall is minimal. Industrial development is limited on the island by the lack of water. Santa Cruz de la Palma, the chief city and port, is located on the eastern side of the island. Because of predominating eastern winds and ocean currents, an island wake is discernible on the western side of the island.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 83k
Mission: STS047  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 92
Geographical Name: CANARY ISLANDS  
Features: LA PALMA I, ISLAND WAKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.5N x 18W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 30
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 14  
 
Date: 19920913   YYYYMMDD
Time: 100536   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 29.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 19.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 112   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 166   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, VOLCANO, CRATER, COAST, FOREST  
Water Views: OCEAN, ISLAND WAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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