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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS064-84-83 Date: Sep. 1994
Geographic Region: LESSER ANTILLES
Feature: GUADELOUPE, MTS., CITIES

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  STS064-084-083 Guadeloupe, West Indies September 1994
Guadeloupe, an overseas department of France located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, comprises two islands separated by a narrow channelóGrande Terre to the east with its low-lying, limestone reef platform and Basse Terre to the west with its rugged, mountainous, volcanic land. Dark green Basse Terre shows a lush tropical rain forest that surrounds the highest volcanic peak of the Lesser Antilles, Mount Soufrière, which rises 4813 feet (1467 meters) above sea level. The volcano last erupted in 1974, 20 years before this photograph was taken; however, the vegetation has regenerated sufficiently to obscure most of the caldera. The island experiences volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and occasional hurricanes. Most of the agricultural activity occurs on Grande Terre where sugarcane, bananas, and coffee are grown, usually on large plantations. The concentration of commercial activity centers on the Pointe-à-Pitre and Abymes area along the southwest coast of Grande Terre. Most of the population (more than 330 000) resides in small towns around the periphery of the islands.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 107k
Mission: STS064  
Roll - Frame: 84 - 83
Geographical Name: LESSER ANTILLES  
Features: GUADELOUPE, MTS., CITIES  
Center Lat x Lon: 16.0N x 61.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 26   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 63  
 
Date: 19940913   YYYYMMDD
Time: 190338   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 15.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 62W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 260   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 140   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, MOUNTAIN, VOLCANO, CRATER, COAST  
Water Views: OCEAN, BAY, LAGOON, REEF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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