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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61C-37-42 Date: Jan. 1986
Geographic Region: MOZAMBIQUE
Feature: RIO PUNGOE, RIO BUZI, CST

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  STS61C-37-0042 Beira, Mozambique January 1986
Beira, a beach resort and a major commercial city for this region, is visible at the center of this near-vertical photograph. The city, with a population of more than 370 000, has a good railroad system that helps promote this city as a terminus for external trade for the two landlocked countries of Malawi and Zimbabwe. The large sediment plume that enters the Mozambique Channel south of Beira shows that a substantial quantity of suspended waterborne materials is being carried by the Pungüe River—and to a lesser extent by the smaller Buzi River. The landscape both north and south of the Pungüe River is relatively flat and drains poorly. Many lakes and the older interconnected stream channels north of the city have created a large area of swamps and marshes.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 128k
Mission: STS61C  
Roll - Frame: 37 - 42
Geographical Name: MOZAMBIQUE  
Features: RIO PUNGOE, RIO BUZI, CST  
Center Lat x Lon: 20S x 35.0E
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: 27   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 17  
 
Date: 19860113   YYYYMMDD
Time: 125041   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.4S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 35.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 261   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 176   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, SEDIMENT  
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