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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS067-716A-66 Date: Mar. 1995
Geographic Region: BELIZE
Feature: REEFS, TURNEFFE ISLAND

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  STS067-716A-066 Reefs, Belize March 1995
Formerly known as British Honduras, the low and marshy coastal plain of the small country of Belize is visible in this low-oblique, southeast-looking photograph. A popular site for skin diving and snorkeling, an almost unbroken chain of coral reefs and shoals stretches in the clear waters of the western Caribbean Sea approximately 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the east coast of Belize. Three large concentrations of reefs and islands farther east are the Turneffe Islands (partially obscured by clouds), Lighthouse Reef (easternmost and fish-shaped), and Glover Reef. The relatively remote location and the pristine environment of Belize provide natural attractions to the area. The entire country of Belize has a population of slightly more than 200 000; population density is very low. The largest city, Belize City (population of approximately 50 000), is barely evident on the small peninsula near the north edge of the photograph. Sugar and citrus fruits are the country’s two leading agricultural products; tourism is becoming a viable industry. Ethnically Belize is more closely tied to its Caribbean island neighbors than to the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 100k
Mission: STS067  
Roll - Frame: 716A - 66
Geographical Name: BELIZE  
Features: REEFS, TURNEFFE ISLAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 17.5N x 88W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   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
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Date: 199503__   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: COAST  
Water Views: SEA, LAGOON, REEF  
Atmosphere Views:  
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