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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51A-32-64 Date: Nov. 1984
Geographic Region: NICARAGUA
Feature: MASAYA VOLCANO PLUME

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  STS-51A-032-0064 Managua, Nicaragua November 1984
Managua, with an estimated population of over 1 million, is the capital of Nicaragua and is located on the Central American volcanic axis. Five large, water-filled calderas show the northwest-southeast alignment of this single range of volcanoes through the region. The single smoke plume seems to emanate from an unnamed fissure vent west of the water-filled Nindire Caldera and Masaya Caldera (the larger, roughly circular feature east of the smoke). A radial drainage pattern west of the smoke indicates forested slopes on the flanks of a much older volcano. Two water-filled calderas appear on the peninsula northwest of Managua. The two large bodies of water—part of Lake Managua (north of Managua) and the northwestern part of Lake Nicaragua (east edge of the photograph)—are two freshwater lakes connected by a short river that flows from Lake Managua into Lake Nicaragua, ultimately emptying into the Caribbean Sea. Visible are airport runways (north margin of the photograph) and agricultural fields, many of which have circular irrigation patterns, in the fertile garden valley (northeast corner of photograph).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 115k
Mission: STS51A  
Roll - Frame: 32 - 64
Geographical Name: NICARAGUA  
Features: MASAYA VOLCANO PLUME  
Center Lat x Lon: 12.0N x 86W
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: 16   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 20  
 
Date: 19841109   YYYYMMDD
Time: 171247   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 11.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 86.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 171   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VOLCANO, PLAIN, CRATER  
Water Views: LAKE, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views: MANAGUA  
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