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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS087-707-60 Date: Nov. 1997
Geographic Region: INDIA
Feature: MAHANDI RIVER

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  STS087-707-060 Mahanadi River, India November 1997
The Mahanadi River (light-colored linear feature), largest river in Orissi State, makes a dramatic south to east course change immediately to the south of Hirakud Dam and Reservoir (just off of lower right corner of the image). The highly reflective material within the floodplain of the Mahanadi River as well as the tributary streams, are extensive sandbars that become more visible, especially during periods of low water (November through May/June). The darker area on the image shows the distribution of hilly, wooded terrain. The darkest areas in this region of east central India have elevations that exceed 2000 feet (610 meters) above sea level.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 372k
Mission: STS087  
Roll - Frame: 707 - 60
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Features: MAHANDI RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 21.0N x 84.0E
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: 26   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 39  
 
Date: 19971122   YYYYMMDD
Time: 044014   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 82.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 149   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 150   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, HILL  
Water Views: RIVER  
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