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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS075-706-38 Date: Mar. 1996
Geographic Region: VENEZUELA
Feature: BAY OF ABLAZO, MARACAIBO

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  STS075-706-038 Maracaibo, Venezuela February 1996
This south-southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph shows the Bay of Tablazo and the city of Maracaibo at the entrance into Lake Maracaibo. Maracaibo, the oil capital of South America, is the second largest city in Venezuela. The city is situated on the western side of the channel connecting Lake Maracaibo and the Gulf of Venezuela, which goes into the Caribbean Sea, and serves the rich oil-producing area of northwestern Venezuela. Besides oil, the city exports shrimp, coffee, cacao, sugar, and hardwood. With an average temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) and high humidity, Maracaibo has one of the least attractive climates in the world; however, air conditioning mitigates the discomfort. The city is thoroughly modern with wide streets and impressive buildings.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 132k
Mission: STS075  
Roll - Frame: 706 - 38
Geographical Name: VENEZUELA  
Features: BAY OF ABLAZO, MARACAIBO  
Center Lat x Lon: 11.0N x 71.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 28   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 128  
 
Date: 19960301   YYYYMMDD
Time: 193848   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 12.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 71W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 246   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 157   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 45   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, HILL  
Water Views: GULF, LAKE, CHANNEL  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: MARACAIBO  
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