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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS044-E-22556 Date: Jul. 2015
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

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  New center pivot systems, Bahia State, Brazil

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station would have seen a different human pattern in this part of Bahia State in central Brazil in 2013 where imagery shows only one center-pivot irrigation circle (image extreme lower left). This detailed astronaut image--the circles are 2 km in diameter--shows a raft of new circles tightly packed on top of the original rectangular farm grid. Like a Pac-Man one circle appears to be swallowing up a farm house (image upper left). The ragged lines of a forested stream a (far left) contrast with the sweeping, ghostly shapes of ploughed stream beds appear image center.

As Brazil's economy rapidly expands, center-pivot irrigation technology is being introduced to counter the effects of irregular rains and drought in Bahia's drier interior. Agribusiness crops grown in this part of the state are soy beans, corn, cotton and sisal. The nearby town of Magalhaes has experienced the fastest growth in all of Brazil - its population more than doubled between 2004 and 2007.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 80k
Mission: ISS044  
Roll - Frame: E - 22556
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 11.7S x 45.7W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: N6
Camera Tilt: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 1150  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 20150726   YYYYMMDD
Time: 115444   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 12.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 44.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 56   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 218   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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