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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS055-82-67 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-HAWAII
Feature: PEARL AND HERMES REEF

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  STS055-82-67 Pearl and Hermes Reef, Hawaii May 1993
Pearl and Hermes Reef, consisting of many small islets, can be seen in this beautiful, near-vertical-looking photograph. A lagoon is visible near the center of the photograph. This reef, like all of the Hawaiian Island chain, is volcanic in origin, having been born nearly 70 million years ago as the Pacific crustal plate gradually drifted northwest over a hot spot--a source of magma in the Earth's crust. As the volcanic island gradually moved away from the hot spot, erosion of the island began. The greatest portion of the original volcanic island that made up Pearl and Hermes Reef has long since eroded away. Today, the reef is a bird sanctuary.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 74k
Mission: STS055  
Roll - Frame: 82 - 67
Geographical Name: USA-HAWAII  
Features: PEARL AND HERMES REEF  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.0N x 176W
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: 17   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: 21  
 
Date: 19930427   YYYYMMDD
Time: 210320   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 175.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 103   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 51   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ATOLL  
Water Views: OCEAN, LAGOON, REEF  
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