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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51B-35-96 Date: May 1985
Geographic Region: USA-UTAH
Feature: GREAT SALT LAKE

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  STS51B-035-0096 Great Salt Lake, Great Salt Lake Desert, Utah, U.S.A. May 1985
The Great Salt Lake, the largest inland body of saltwater in the Western Hemisphere, is featured in this northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. Visible are a railroad causeway separating the two halves of the lake, the white former floor of prehistoric Lake Bonneville spanning more than half of the photograph, scattered clouds, and snow at the higher elevations of the Wasatch Range. The lake’s water level varies seasonally and yearly. This photograph shows water levels higher than normal (see STS-074-111-018 from November 1995 to detect a difference in water level). Color variation in the lake is caused by higher concentrations of salt in the northern portion.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 294k
Mission: STS51B  
Roll - Frame: 35 - 96
Geographical Name: USA-UTAH  
Features: GREAT SALT LAKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 41.0N x 113W
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: 21   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 34  
 
Date: 19850501   YYYYMMDD
Time: 183214   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 41.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 114.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 148   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 194   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 60   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, BASIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
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