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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS026-E-25373 Date: Feb. 2011
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

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  Agricultural Fields near Perdizes, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This detailed astronaut photograph illustrates diverse agricultural landscape patterns in the western part of the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais. Perhaps most widely known for its mineral wealth, Minas Gerais is also a large agricultural producer in Brazil. The fields in the image are located to the southwest of the city of Perdizes, which means "partridges" in Portuguese. A mix of regularly-gridded polygonal fields, and circular center-pivot fields, marks the human land use of the region. Small tributary streams (and their adjacent floodplains) of the Araguari River extend like fingers throughout the agricultural landscape.

The visual diversity of field forms is matched by the variety of crops produced here: sunflowers, wheat, potatoes, coffee, rice, soybeans, and corn are among the agricultural products of the region. While the Northern Hemisphere is still in the grip of winter, crops are growing in the Southern Hemisphere as indicated by the many green fields in the image. Fallow fields--fields not in active agricultural use--display the violet, reddish to light tan soils common to this part of Brazil. The darker soils are often rich in iron and aluminum oxides, and are typical of highly weathered soil material that forms in hot, humid climates.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 244k
Mission: ISS026  
Roll - Frame: E - 25373
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 19.4S x 47.4W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N2
Camera Tilt: 34   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 2096  
Date: 20110210   YYYYMMDD
Time: 124344   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 17.5S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 46.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 91   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 192   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 52   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Water Views: RIVER  
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