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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-260-31 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: MEXICO
Feature: BAJA CST, SGLINT, CURRENTS

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  STS068-260-031 Internal Waves, Baja Peninsula, Mexico October 1994
In the sun-glint, bands of internal waves can be seen approaching the Baja Peninsula near Point Prieta in Mexico in this north-looking low-oblique view. The area of the band of internal waves is just to the north of the Bay of Sebastian Vizcaino. Internal Waves are located just below the sea surface from near 10 feet (3 meters) to over 300 feet (92 meters). They are most obvious at a density interface within the ocean, such as, the base of the upper mixed layer of thermocline. The spacing of these internal waves can vary from over 1 mile (1.6 km) to 5 miles (8 km) and they usually occur in packs of four to eight waves per packet. Oceanographers became aware of internal waves in 1975 when they were photographed in the Andaman Sea by astronauts on the Apollo-Soyuz Mission.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 160k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 260 - 31
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: BAJA CST, SGLINT, CURRENTS  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.2N x 114.6W
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: 45   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 168  
 
Date: 19941010   YYYYMMDD
Time: 184454   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 114.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 163   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 111   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 51   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, MOUNTAIN, DESERT  
Water Views: INTERNAL WAVE, SUNGLINT, OCEAN  
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