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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS062-89-1 Date: Mar. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-VIRGINIA
Feature: NORFOLK, CHESAPEAKE BAY

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  STS062-089-001 JAMES RIVER; NORFOLK, VIRGINIA MARCH, 1994
This west-looking view shows the brown, turbid James River entering Hampton Roads, near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay (lower right). Hampton Roads is one of the best natural harbors in the U.S. and has been a major anchorage point since colonial times. In March of 1862, Hampton Roads was the site of the Civil War Battle between the Ironclad Monitor and Merrimack. The James River is still navigable for large ships to Richmond, Virginia, 100 miles (160 km) upstream. Norfolk, Virginia is the urban region developed along the southern shore of the James where it enters the Chesapeake Bay. North of Hampton Roads are the smaller cities of Newport News and Hampton. Near the right side of the image is the historic city of Williamsburg, located between the James and York Rivers

Other key features in this region include the Dismal Swamp, the dark region at center left. Though much larger in the past, the swamp has been drained and now covers a little more than 600 sq. miles (1554 sq. km). The southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula is visible near the lower right corner. The linear feature crossing the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel that connects the Delmarva Peninsula (lower right) with the city of Norfolk on the mainland.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 353k
Mission: STS062  
Roll - Frame: 89 - 1
Geographical Name: USA-VIRGINIA  
Features: NORFOLK, CHESAPEAKE BAY  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.0N x 76.5W
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: 41   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 35  
 
Date: 19940306   YYYYMMDD
Time: 172714   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 74.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 187   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 48   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT, SWAMP, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: NORFOLK, NEWPORT NEWS, PORTSMOUTH  
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