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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-150-27 Date: Sep. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: COLORADO R, LAKE HAVASU

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  STS068-150-027 Colorado River, Arizona, U.S.A. October 1994
A section of the Colorado River from north of Davis Dam to southwest of Parker Dam, an extensive area of the southwestern United States desert for which the Colorado River supplies much moisture, is featured in this photograph. Cultivated field patterns are visible north of Lake Havasu, where the width of the Colorado River floodplain is sufficient for agriculture. The two imposing mountain ranges on the California side of the Colorado River are the Whipple Mountains and Turtle Mountains. The Black Mountains, visible at the bottom center of the photograph, presented a highway engineering obstacle: Interstate Highway 40, which follows the route of the light, narrow, linear valley between the Black Mountains and the Mohave Mountains to the south, was required to make a loop around the southern end of the mountains. Three distinctive dry lakes near the top of the photograph are, from east to west, Danby, Cadiz, and Bristol.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 260k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 150 - 27
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: COLORADO R, LAKE HAVASU  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.5N x 114.5W
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: 43   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 8  
 
Date: 19940930   YYYYMMDD
Time: 220813   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 113.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 234   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 118   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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