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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS078-736-42 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-NORTH CAROLINA
Feature: PORTSMOUTH, DISMAL SWAMP

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  STS078-736-042 Great Dismal Swamp, Virginia June 1996
The remains of the Great Dismal Swamp are visible at the center of the image in this west-southwest-looking view. Once covering an area of 2200 sq miles (5700 sq km) from the mouth of the James River southward to near Albemarle Sound, the Great Dismal Swamp has been reduced to an area of less than 600 sq miles (1554 sq km) or 30 miles (48 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide. Draining of the swamp began in 1763. Today, the swamp is a National Wildlife Refuge and with its dense forests and tangled undergrowth, is a favorite site for sportsmen and naturalists. Drummond Lake, 7 miles (11 km) long and 5 miles (8 km) wide, situated at near 20 feet (6 meters) above sea level, can be seen as a dark blue circular feature in the middle of the swamp. Portions of the city of Portsmouth, Virginia are discernible in the lower left portion of the image. A small portion of the Chawan River in North Carolina can be seen in the upper right portion of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 373k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 736 - 42
Geographical Name: USA-NORTH CAROLINA  
Features: PORTSMOUTH, DISMAL SWAMP  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.5N x 76.5W
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: 32   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 98  
 
Date: 19960626   YYYYMMDD
Time: 161950   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 75W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 141   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 144   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 74   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST, PLAIN  
Water Views: SWAMP, LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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