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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-731-32 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: BAHAMAS
Feature: FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA I.

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  STS091-731-032 Grand Bahama Island, Freeport and Lucaya, Bahamas June 1998
The small cities of Freeport and Lucaya, on the southwest portion of Grand Bahama Island (slightly above the center of the view), can be seen in this southwest-looking view. Freeport and Lucaya are the Bahamas second largest metropolitan area. Nearly 50 years ago, neither city even existed. The Freeport and Lucaya region is a free trade zone area. Besides numerous tourist resorts and recreational areas, Freeport and Lucaya’s other activities include oil refining, cement production, distilling of liquor, and making of pharmaceutical products. As with the other islands of the Bahamas, Grand Bahama is composed largely of calcareous materials derived from marine organisms. A karst landscape covers many of the higher elevations on the island. Grand Bahama Island is 96 miles (154 km) long and 17 miles (27 km) at its widest point. The darker blue, deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean are visible in the upper portion of the view. The lighter blue, shallow waters covering the Bahama Shelf are discernible in the bottom portion of the view.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 277k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 731 - 32
Geographical Name: BAHAMAS  
Features: FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA I.  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.5N x 78.5W
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: 16   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: 78  
 
Date: 19980607   YYYYMMDD
Time: 195254   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 77.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 274   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, COAST  
Water Views: OCEAN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views: FREEPORT  
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