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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS057-104-63 Date: Jun. 1993
Geographic Region: ZAMBIA
Feature: LAKE MWERU SOUTH END

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  STS057-104-063 Lake Mweru, Zaire and Zambia June 1993
The southern end of Lake Mweru, a large freshwater lake with a maximum depth of at least 80 feet (25 meters), is visible in this near-vertical, color infrared photograph. The lake forms part of the border between Zaire to the west and Zambia to the east. The lake, noted for its large fisheries, is part of the Bangweulu wetland system and the Luapula River, which flows northward through the lake and is a headstream of the Zaire (Congo) River. The Luapula Riverís main channel, south of the lake, meanders through the swampy floodplain where many open bodies of water are identified as dark features within the heavily vegetated marshland. The roughly triangular lake island near the southern end of Lake Mweru belongs to Zambia. Visible west of the lake is the northern portion of the Kundelungu Mountains, a range of low mountains and escarpments, through which a roadway winds between some of the more elevated landforms. The reddish pink color on color infrared film designates green vegetation and indicates areas with dense foliage south and west of the lake.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 112k
Mission: STS057  
Roll - Frame: 104 - 63
Geographical Name: ZAMBIA  
Features: LAKE MWERU SOUTH END  
Center Lat x Lon: 9.5S x 28.5E
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: 16   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 107  
 
Date: 19930628   YYYYMMDD
Time: 103123   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 8.7S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 27.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 352   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 246   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 58   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: HILL, ESCARPMENT, FOREST, PLATEAU  
Water Views: LAKE, SWAMP, RIVER, DELTA  
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Man Made Views:  
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