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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS094-713-12 Date: Jul. 1997
Geographic Region: BRAZIL
Feature: RIO NEGRO, MANAUS

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  STS094-713-012 Manaus, Brazil July 1997
Located 1000 miles (1610 km) upstream from the mouth of the Amazon River is the growing city of Manaus. Manaus sits on the north bank of the Rio Negro 12 miles (18 km) from where it joins the Amazon River. Manaus is the chief commercial and cultural center of the middle and upper Amazon Basin and is an important river port. During the 1800ís and early 1900ís, it was the important city during the rubber boom of that era. With the rubber boom collapse, the city sank into decay, obscurity, and poverty. When the city was declared a free trade zone in the middle 1960ís, Manaus became revitalized with new industry, rapid growth, and escalating prosperity. Manausís growth and prosperity were further enhanced with the discovery of oil nearby. The city now has a population of over one million people. Manaus continues to grow and expanded and is fast becoming one of Brazilís most important commercial, industrial, and banking cities. The Amazon River is visible entering the scene from midway between the bottom left and left center (west) exiting the scene just below the center right (east). The Rio Negro enters the scene at the left center (northwest) of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 392k
Mission: STS094  
Roll - Frame: 713 - 12
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Features: RIO NEGRO, MANAUS  
Center Lat x Lon: 3S x 60W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 40
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 34   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 191  
 
Date: 19970713   YYYYMMDD
Time: 163715   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 4.7S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 60.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 345   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 63   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN, ISLAND, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: MANAUS  
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