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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-77-58 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: MEXICO
Feature: MCALLEN, AGR., FALCON RES.

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  STS056-077-058 Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, U.S.A. April 1993
Featured in this photograph is the east-flowing Rio Grande as it disappears southeast of Falcon Reservoir, southeast of which is M. R. Gomez Reservoir on the Mexican side of the border. The highly reflective area on the United States side of the Rio Grande (middle of photograph) shows relatively large, rectangular cultivated fields that produce a variety of crops grown on the flat, fertile, irrigated fields on the Rio Grande floodplain and delta. The areas unsuitable for agriculture consist of dry, sandy soils; scrub trees; sparse grass; and cactus. Many sand dunes are covered by vegetation that stabilizes some of the sand. A small section of the Laguna Madre and South Padre Island are visible (upper right corner).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 362k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 77 - 58
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: MCALLEN, AGR., FALCON RES.  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.5N x 98.5W
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: 19   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 151707   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 99.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 102   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: RANGE, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, RESERVOIR  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, HIGHWAY  
City Views:  
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