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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-731-28 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: BAHAMAS
Feature: NORTH AND SOUTH BIMINI

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  STS091-731-28 Bimini Island, Bahama Islands June 1998
The westernmost and closest to the United States mainland, the island of Bimini can be seen in this south-southwest-looking view. The two small islands that make up Bimini cover a total area of 9 sq. miles (23 sq. km). The waters surrounding Bimini are known for their excellent fishing. Bimini resembles an idyllic South Pacific atoll with a blue lagoon nearly enclosed by the two small islands. The island was named for the mythical island of Bimini, supposed site of the "Fountain of Youth", the quest for which led to the discovery of Florida in 1513 by Ponce De Leon.

 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 258k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 731 - 28
Geographical Name: BAHAMAS  
Features: NORTH AND SOUTH BIMINI  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.5N x 79.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 19   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 78  
 
Date: 19980607   YYYYMMDD
Time: 195242   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 78.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 275   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 198   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views: LAGOON, OCEAN  
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