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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-741-64 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-MARYLAND
Feature: CHESAPEAKE BAY, AGR., CITY

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  STS073-741-064 Upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, U.S.A. October 1995
Clouds cover the mouth of the Susquehanna River in Chesapeake Bay in this north-northwest-looking, low-oblique, color-infrared view. Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States, is the drowned river valley of the Susquehanna River, which originally flowed into the Atlantic Ocean east of present-day Norfolk, Virginia. Ice Age (Pleistocene) glaciers retreated nearly 10000 years ago; as the ice melted sea level rose and the original channel was drowned. The city of Baltimore and the bridge over the Petapsco River are discernible in the upper left portion of the image. On Delmarva Peninsula (lower half of image) the Chester River flows westward and empties into Chesapeake Bay just north of Kent Island (bottom left). Agricultural fields on Delmarva Peninsula are visible as paler red patches, contrasting with dark red forested areas.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 400k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 741 - 64
Geographical Name: USA-MARYLAND  
Features: CHESAPEAKE BAY, AGR., CITY  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.5N x 76W
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: 31   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 65  
 
Date: 19951024   YYYYMMDD
Time: 135302   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 75.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 132   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 144   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 26   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: BAY, ESTUARY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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