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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS079-812-86 Date: Sep. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-TENNESSEE
Feature: MEMPHIS, MISSISSIPPI R.

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  STS079-812-086 Mississippi River, Memphis Tennessee September 1996
Memphis Tennessee is located on the Chickasaw Bluffs overlooking the east bank of the Mississippi River at the confluence of the Wolf River. Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee and is situated in a rich cotton and lumber-producing region. It is one of the busiest inland ports on the Mississippi River. Memphis is one of the world’s largest markets for spot cotton and hardwood lumber. The city is a leading commercial, industrial, and distribution center. Memphis also has extensive medical and education facilities. Numerous sandbars are visible along the river course. The vast floodplain of the Mississippi River, with its numerous agricultural fields, is visible to the west (left) of the river in Arkansas. Near the bottom center of the image, the sediment-laded waters of Lake Arkabutla in northwestern Mississippi can be seen.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 49k
Mission: STS079  
Roll - Frame: 812 - 86
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: 28   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 115  
 
Date: 19960923   YYYYMMDD
Time: 145940   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 90.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 120   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 201   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 37   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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