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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS064-98-75 Date: Sep. 1994
Geographic Region: NEW ZEALAND-SI
Feature: BANKS PENINSULA

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  STS064-098-075 Bank’s Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand September 1994
Bank’s Peninsula, the only recognizable volcanic feature in South Island, is an ancient formation that has been deeply eroded but still possesses the classic circular shape and radial drainage pattern that typify many volcanoes. The peninsula is actually formed by two overlapping volcanic centers—the Lyttelton Volcano northwest and the Akaroa Volcano southeast of the formation. The two large harbors have the same names as the ancient volcanoes. Bank’s Peninsula is joined to the Canterbury Plains to the west by the coalescing alluvial fans formed by the rivers draining the Southern Alps. North and west of the peninsula, sediment deposited by the rivers has been redeposited by the long shore drift to form the New Brighton (north) and Kaitorete (west) spits. Other features are visible in this photograph—Pegasus Bay to the north, Canterbury Bight to the south, the eastern end of Lake Ellesmere to the southwest, and part of the city of Christchurch to the northwest.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 104k
Mission: STS064  
Roll - Frame: 98 - 75
Geographical Name: NEW ZEALAND-SI  
Features: BANKS PENINSULA  
Center Lat x Lon: 44S x 173.0E
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 199409__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VOLCANO, COAST, PENINSULA  
Water Views: BAY, ESTUARY, LAGOON  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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