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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS078-754-79 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-TENNESSEE
Feature: MEMPHIS, MISSISSIPPI R.

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  STS078-754-079 Mississippi River, Memphis, Tennessee June, 1996
One of the leading cities of the American south and a major river port on the Mississippi River, the city of Memphis is visible in this west-looking view. The Mississippi, the third largest river system in the world, traverses the image from the center right (north) to the upper left (south-southwest). Memphis is located on Chickasaw Bluff on the Mississippi Riverís east bank. The city was established in 1819 and given its name by Andrew Jackson. The runways of Memphis International Airport are discernible near the center of the image. Midway between the center left and upper left of the image are the silted waters of Lake Arkabotla in northwestern Mississippi. The intensive agricultural fields of the Mississippi River Floodplain in eastern Arkansas can be seen in the upper right portion of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 355k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 754 - 79
Geographical Name: USA-TENNESSEE  
Features: MEMPHIS, MISSISSIPPI R.  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.0N x 90W
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: 43   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: 112  
 
Date: 19960627   YYYYMMDD
Time: 130533   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 87.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 80   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 143   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 27   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views: MEMPHIS  
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