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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS069-711-AG Date: Sep. 1995
Geographic Region: SOMALIA

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  STS-069-711-0AG Hafun Peninsula, Northeast Somalia August 1995
The Hafun Peninsula along the northeast coast of Somalia is a tombolo -- a long, narrow accumulation of sand with one end attached to the mainland and the other end projecting to an offshore island or pillar of rocks. This part of Somalia is a hot desert with very little vegetation. Vivid drainage patterns are visible adjacent to the coastal sands. This natural color photograph and color infrared STS-049-087-035 may be compared—the color infrared photograph uses sunglint to show dynamic ocean patterns; however, this natural color picture also shows ocean dynamics as the warm, north-flowing current has produced an "island" wake effect on the north side of the peninsula. It is also interesting to compare the north-south-oriented lines of color change in the area immediately west of the tombolo, a change possibly resulting from the beach sands meeting a more resistant low escarpment that has different reflective properties.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 87k
Mission: STS069  
Roll - Frame: 711 - AG
Geographical Name: SOMALIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 10.5N x 51.0E
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
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Date: 199509__   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PENINSULA  
Water Views: OCEAN  
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