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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS054-74-49 Date: Jan. 1993
Geographic Region: LESSER ANTILLES
Feature: ST. CROIX

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  STS054-74-49 Saint Croix, Virgin Islands of the United States January 1993
Saint Croix, largest of the Virgin Islands, is visible in this near-vertical photograph. Saint Croix, covering 80 square miles (more than 200 square kilometers), is of volcanic origin and is characterized by rugged slopes that rise abruptly from the sea. Most of the rugged hills are on the north and northwest sides of the island (dark green area), with the highest elevation approximately 1170 feet (350 meters) above sea level. The island of Saint Croix was discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus. The major city of Christiansted is located near the center of the northern coast. Large pasturelands are visible along the southwest coast. Tourism is the islandís major industry; the petroleum processing and chemical industries are also important in the islandís economy.


St. Croix (17.5N, 65.0W) is the largest and most industrialized of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The large complex in the middle of the south shore is the world's largest petroleum refinery and the main city, Christiansted, is just across the island on the north shore. The reefs around the eastern end of St. Croix are preserved as a submarine national park: Buck Island Reef National Park, around the small island off the NE shore.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 91k
Mission: STS054  
Roll - Frame: 74 - 49
Geographical Name: LESSER ANTILLES  
Features: ST. CROIX  
Center Lat x Lon: 17.5N x 65W
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: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
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: 18  
 
Date: 19930114   YYYYMMDD
Time: 155725   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 18.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 63.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 170   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 166   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, FOREST, HILL  
Water Views: SEA, OCEAN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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