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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS077-710-91 Date: May 1996
Geographic Region: EGYPT
Feature: NILE, SUEZ CANAL, L. QARUN

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  STS077-710-091 Nile River Delta, Suez Canal, Egypt May 1996
The Nile River Delta and the Suez Canal are featured in this north-northwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Cairo, the capital of Egypt close to the head of the delta, is discernible close to the center of the photograph. Cairoís manufactures include textiles, food products, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, plastics, and metals. Tourism is also a major industry. Many of the pyramids lie west of the city (white area). The great Nile River Delta, 100 miles (160 kilometers) long and up to 115 miles (185 kilometers) wide, contains 60 percent of Egyptís cultivated land, extensive swamps, and shallow lakes. Two distributaries, the Rosetta (Rashîd) on the west, and the Damietta (Dumyât) on the east, each 150 miles (240 kilometers) long, carry the riverís remaining water to the Mediterranean Sea. The Suez Canal appears east of the delta as an undeviating straight line south from Port Said on the Mediterranean coast to the Gulf of Suez (near the right center of the photograph). The canal, more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) long, connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean. The canal has no locks and can accommodate ships of almost any draft.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 113k
Mission: STS077  
Roll - Frame: 710 - 91
Geographical Name: EGYPT  
Features: NILE, SUEZ CANAL, L. QARUN  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 31.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 199605__   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: DESERT, COAST  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, CANAL  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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