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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-702-71 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-ARIZONA
Feature: YUMA, COLORADO RIVER, AGR.

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  STS073-702-071 Yuma Area, Arizona, U.S.A. October 1995
Some street patterns of Yuma are visible near the center of this near-vertical photograph. The northeast-southwest-oriented runway of Yuma International Airport can be seen immediately southeast of the city. Farther east, the Gila Mountains obstruct the Gila River, forcing it to detour to the north before it merges with the Colorado River on the outskirts of Yuma. The All American Canal, which carries water from the Colorado River to parts of the Imperial Valley in southern California, appears as a dark line that crosses the southern end of the Sand Hills. Cultivated field patterns cover the landscape where adequate irrigation water is available, and a few circular field patterns south of Yuma indicate the use of center-pivot irrigation. The Mexican desert town of San Luis is visible near the lower left edge of the photograph, and the U.S.-Mexico border can be traced eastward through the desert.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 333k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 702 - 71
Geographical Name: USA-ARIZONA  
Features: YUMA, COLORADO RIVER, AGR.  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.5N 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: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 12   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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
Orbit Number: 117  
 
Date: 19951027   YYYYMMDD
Time: 182048   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 114.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 160   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 144   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PIVOT IRRIGATION, AGRICULTURE, URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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