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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-75-35 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: PERU
Feature: COAST RIVERS, AGR., ANDES

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  STS056-075-035 Coastal Area Around Pisco, Peru April 1993
The narrow, arid but elevated coastal plains of southern Peru are visible in this image that extends inland from the Pacific coast to the western flank of the Andes Mountains (mainly obscured by white clouds at the bottom of the image). Several ephemeral stream channels can be identified as they drain generally westward. The darker-looking landscape along the streams are cultivated, irrigated regions where mainly cotton and grapes are grown. The square-looking peninsula toward the upper right corner of the picture is Pararas Peninsula. The coastal port city of Pisco is located a few miles north of the peninsula near the mouth of the Pisco River (along the first stream channel to the right of the peninsula). The Ica River Valley drains southward near the center of the image. The climate along the section of the Peruvian coast is desert, but some moisture is provided by the seasonal snowmelt from the Andes Mountains.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 330k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 75 - 35
Geographical Name: PERU  
Features: COAST RIVERS, AGR., ANDES  
Center Lat x Lon: 14.5S x 76W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 40   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 39  
 
Date: 19930410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 152903   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 12.5S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 75W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 49   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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