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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-719-53 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: IRAN
Feature: RASHT, COAST, SEND R.DELTA

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  STS091-719-053 Safid River/Delta, Iran June 1998
The Safid River has created a sizeable, swampy delta (upper left corner) along the southwest coast of the Caspian Sea in northwest Iran. Notice the “new” delta (middle left) actively being created by the sediment that is being deposited at the mouth of the Safid River. The Safid River originates in the Elburz Mountains, a small section of which is visible in the upper right corner of the image. This river is the only one to cross the entire width of the Elburz Mountains. The densely forested mountain slopes (dark landscape) are visible along the right edge of the image. Rasht, a major Iranian city noted for its unique cusine and pleasant climate, can be identified (grayish-looking area) slightly below the center of the image. Several other smaller urban areas can also be located on the narrow coastal plain.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 322k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 719 - 53
Geographical Name: IRAN  
Features: RASHT, COAST, SEND R.DELTA  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.5N x 49.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 39   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 150  
 
Date: 19980612   YYYYMMDD
Time: 101339   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 51.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 247   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 186   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 65   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA  
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