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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-86-60 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-ARIZONA
Feature: PHOENIX AREA

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  STS059-086-060 Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. April 1994
Street and highway grid patterns in metropolitan Phoenix are visible in this photograph. The population of this arid, hot region grew rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s as Arizona emerged as an industrial state. Northwest of downtown Phoenix, the distinctive, curving lines of the golf course and lakes of the Sun City retirement community are apparent; the dual runways of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport near the southern edge of the city are barely discernible. Large, rectangular, cultivated field patterns can be distinguished west of the city. South of Phoenix, South Mountain and the braided stream channels of the Gila River can be identified.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 336k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 86 - 60
Geographical Name: USA-ARIZONA  
Features: PHOENIX AREA  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.5N x 112W
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: 26   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 40  
 
Date: 19940411   YYYYMMDD
Time: 212107   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 112.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 232   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 119   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views: PHOENIX  
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