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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-253-72 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: MYANMAR (BURMA)
Feature: SALWEEN RIVER DELTA

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  STS068-253-072 Salween River Delta, Burma October 1994
The silt-laden mouth of the Salween River is visible in this west-looking view. The Salween River rises in the Tibet Plateau of western China just to the south of the Kunlun Mountains. The river flows generally in a southeast direction for 1750 miles (2815 km) through deep, narrow gorges from China into Burma to its mouth. In Burma, the river cuts through the Shan Plateau and Karenni Hills before emptying into the Gulf of Martaban near the port city of Moulmein. The Salween River has few tributaries and because of the riverís numerous rapids, is navigable for only 75 miles (120 km) upstream. The small river entering the scene at the bottom left of the image is the Hlaingbwe.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 351k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 253 - 72
Geographical Name: MYANMAR (BURMA)  
Features: SALWEEN RIVER DELTA  
Center Lat x Lon: 16.5N x 97.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 48   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: 79  
 
Date: 19941005   YYYYMMDD
Time: 071945   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 18.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 98.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 237   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 118   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 51   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, HILL, FOREST, ISLAND  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, SEDIMENT  
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