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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS043-E-91884 Date: Apr. 2015
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA

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  Buenos Aires, River Plate, Argentina

This image was taken as astronauts aboard the International Space Station flew over the eye-catching delta and green swamps of the Parana River (image right) on the Atlantic coast of Argentina. The Parana River, South America's second largest after the Amazon River, pours brown muddy water into a wide estuary known as the River Plate (image center and left). The gray mass of Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires (metro population 12.74 million in 2010), is less prominent seen from space (upper left), although astronauts quickly attune their eyes to the subtle signature of such cityscapes. Numerous small farm plots on red soils surround the delta and city.

The muddy river sediment ultimately derives from erosion of the rocks of the Andes Mountains far upstream--mirroring the color of the Amazon River which is also turbid and also rises in the Andes Mountains. In this image tidal backwash transports the muddy water a short distance upstream into the smaller Uruguay River (image lower right).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 109k
Mission: ISS043  
Roll - Frame: E - 91884
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.5S x 58.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N6
Camera Tilt: 14   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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:  
Date: 20150406   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181336   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 59.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 315   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 220   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: BUENOS AIRES  
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