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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS058-81-38 Date: Oct. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-NEW YORK
Feature: NEW YORK CITY, HUDSON R.

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  STS058-081-038 New York City and Lower Hudson River Valley, New York, U.S.A. October 1993
New York City, the most populous city in the United States, is the focal point of this low-oblique, northwest-looking photograph. The entire waterfront of the lower Hudson River is lined with wharves, piers, and docks. This area is one of the major trade centers of the nation and, in particular, the major one serving the northeastern region of the United States. The body of water south of the mouth of the Hudson River is Lower New York Bay, and the slightly wider bay north of the mouth is Upper New York Bay. The Lower Bay is flanked by two peninsulas: Sandy Hook juts out from the New Jersey side, and Rockaway Point extends into the bay as an appendage of Long Island. The large amphitheater-shaped bay east of Rockaway Point is Jamaica Bay. John F. Kennedy International Airport is located on the northeast side of Jamaica Bay. The East River separates Long Island from Manhattan Island, one of five boroughs of New York City. The rectangular feature in the middle of Manhattan Island is Central Park. Toward the northwest third of this picture, a swath of hilly terrain mixed with numerous lakes trends southwest-northeast. This terrain is the result of the glacial scouring during the last ice age. It is evident by the red and brown coloring of the forest foliage that this photograph was taken in the fall. (Refer to STS-039-088-054 for a color infrared view of this same general area during the spring of 1991.)

Fall colors in the northeast were captured by the STS-58 crew members. Long Island and the lower Hudson River dominate this scene. The maples and oaks of the Hudson Highlands are striking, and contrast with the many lakes and reservoirs north of the city. The New York metropolitan area in New York and New Jersey (including Jersey City and Newark) is easily seen in the foreground. Manhattan Island sits near the middle of the scene, but Central Park foliage is still fairly green. West Point can be seen near the upper right on the west-pointing bend of the Hudson.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 149k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 81 - 38
Geographical Name: USA-NEW YORK  
Features: NEW YORK CITY, HUDSON R.  
Center Lat x Lon: 41.0N x 74W
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: 49   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 97  
 
Date: 19931024   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151515   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 72.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 156   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 148   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PENINSULA, PLAIN, HILL, ISLAND  
Water Views: RIVER, BAY, LAGOON, OCEAN, INLET, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views: NEW YORK CITY  
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