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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-726-4 Date: na 1995
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: POINT REYES, COAST RANGES

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  STS073-726-004 Point Reyes National Seashore, California, U.S.A. October 1995
This spectacular, west-looking, low-oblique photograph highlights the Point Reyes National Seashore located approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of San Francisco. The U.S. Congress created a national preserve in 1962 to include Point Reyes, a triangular peninsula. It is an area of exceptional beauty, with blunt headlands jutting into the sea and grass-tufted dunes lying along sheltered beaches. Within the preserve is the high, forested Inverness Ridge, which has a small grove of coast redwoods. Offshore rocks house many bird rookeries and sea lion herds. The famous San Andreas Fault (partially filled with water) can be seen passing northwest-southeast along the east side of the park. During the 1906 earthquake that destroyed most of the city of San Francisco, Point Reyes suffered a 15- to 20-foot (5- to 7-meter) horizontal displacement of rock along the fault scarp. Formed by the San Andreas Fault, Drakes Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean southeast of Point Reyes, was visited by Sir Francis Drake in 1579. Discernible near the northeast edge of the photograph is the small city of Petaluma, a large poultry and dairy center that manufactures cheese, twine, fishing lines, canvas goods, and fabricated metal.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 160k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 726 - 4
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: POINT REYES, COAST RANGES  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 123W
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: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 1995____   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
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: COAST, FAULT, MOUNTAIN, VALLEY, PENINSULA  
Water Views: OCEAN, RIVER, BAY, ESTUARY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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