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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-173-138 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-ARIZONA
Feature: AGRIC., COLORADO RIVER

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  STS068-173-138 Sonoran Desert, Arizona, U.S.A. October 1994
The southwest corner of the sparsely vegetated Sonoran Desert is captured in this low-oblique, northeast-looking photograph. The only diversity in an otherwise arid region is created by the irrigated-field patterns along floodplains of the Colorado River (south-flowing) and the Gila River (southwest-flowing). Several circular center-point irrigation fields are visible south of Yuma (bottom center of the photograph). The Gila Mountains east of Yuma and several other ranges—the Chocolate, Kofa, and Eagle Tail Mountains—can be seen between the Colorado and Gila Rivers. The linear Sand Hills are discernible across the bottom of the photograph.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 257k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 173 - 138
Geographical Name: USA-ARIZONA  
Features: AGRIC., COLORADO RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.0N 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: LH
 
Camera Tilt: 42   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 120  
 
Date: 19941007   YYYYMMDD
Time: 195324   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 115.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 189   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 111   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 52   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, DESERT  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PIVOT IRRIGATION, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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