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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-244-18 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: SACRAMENTO, RES, CANALS

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  STS068-244-018 Sacramento, California, U.S.A. October 1994
Sacramento, the capital of California and the western terminus of the Pony Express in the late 1850s and early 1860s, is visible in this near-vertical photograph. The city, an important transportation center for the truck farms of the rich Sacramento Valley, lies 72 miles (116 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. Sacramento is a deepwater port via a channel that leads to Suisun Bay. Agricultural field patterns are visible on either side of the Sacramento River, the longest river in California. The American River, flowing westward from the Sierra Nevada Range through Folsum Lake, joins the Sacramento River. Major transportation arteries appear as straight white lines north of the city heading east into the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 361k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 244 - 18
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: SACRAMENTO, RES, CANALS  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 121.5W
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: 31   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 104  
 
Date: 19941006   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201155   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 122.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 185   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: SACRAMENTO  
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