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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS062-114-15 Date: Mar. 1994
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA
Feature: LAKE MCLEOD, GASCOYNE R.

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  STS062-114-015 Lake Macleod, Western Australia, Australia March 1994
The 370 000 acre (150 000 hectare) bed of Lake Macleod is usually dry, but this image shows brownish-looking shallow water in the central and eastern sections of the lake. The primary water source for Lake Macleod is seawater that passes underground and up into sinkholes on the west side of the lake (turquoise blue areas). Water in the sinkholes is permanent, occasionally flows over land to collect at the south end, and is used for commerical salt production (squared white areas in the center left). Under rare conditions, flows from rivers such as the Lyndon River (greenish band in the center right) or high local precipitation can flood the dry lakebed. Compare this low oblique, west-looking view to STS035-076-040, which is a near vertical look at Lake Macleod during typical dry conditions.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 240k
Mission: STS062  
Roll - Frame: 114 - 15
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Features: LAKE MCLEOD, GASCOYNE R.  
Center Lat x Lon: 24S x 114.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 40  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 140  
 
Date: 19940313   YYYYMMDD
Time: 080807   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 116.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 284   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 164   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 31   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Water Views: SEDIMENT, OCEAN, PLAYA  
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