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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-706-9 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-SOUTH CAROLINA
Feature: CHARLESTON, BULLS BAY, R.

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  STS073-706-009 Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A. October 1995
The highly reflective central business district of downtown Charleston is discernible on a peninsula between two rivers—the Cooper River to the east and the Ashley River to the northwest. This synoptic photograph of Charleston and its coastal environs provides a physical picture of the wetlands that extend northeast-southwest, creating tidal marshes and a swampy landscape in a narrow belt along the coast. The darker terrain east of the Cooper River is Francis Marion National Forest. The active coastal currents are evidenced by the mixing water patterns along the coast and the plume that extends seaward from Charleston Harbor.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 272k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 706 - 9
Geographical Name: USA-SOUTH CAROLINA  
Features: CHARLESTON, BULLS BAY, R.  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.0N x 79.5W
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: N   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: 36  
 
Date: 19951022   YYYYMMDD
Time: 184015   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 79W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 213   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 146   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 41   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PENINSULA, COAST, FOREST  
Water Views: SWAMP, RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: CHARLESTON  
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