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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS079-810-1 Date: Sep. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

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  STS079-810-001 Sacramento Valley, California, USA September 1996
The Sacramento River Valley is a flat, fertile plain that is flanked by high mountains to the east and lower but rugged hills to the west. The central valley of the Sacramento Basin narrows near the northern end of the valley. The deeply eroded and wooded southwestern flank of a mountain range that includes Mt. Lassen (not in this image) covers the northeastern third of the picture (dark terrain). Several lower, paralleling hilly ridges are visible along the western side of the valley. Black Butte Lake, a small Y-shaped reservoir, is barely visible near the edge of these folded beds (west center). Within the valley, the Sacramento River floodplain (and the riverís channels) can be traced across a landscape that is covered by a multitude of cultivated fields (angular-looking patterns, variety of colors). Interstate Highway 5 is observed as it runs north-south along the western side of the Sacramento Valley. The location of Chico (gray fine-textured feature) is barely discernible along the eastern side of the valley.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 377k
Mission: STS079  
Roll - Frame: 810 - 1
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.5N x 122W
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: 30   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 116  
Date: 19960923   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162859   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 40.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 123.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 115   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 201   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 26   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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