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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM21-765-44 Date: Jul. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-ILLINOIS

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  NM21-765-044 Lake Michigan and Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Winter 1995-1996
Lake Michigan; central and northern Chicago; and the dark, north-south-trending Des Plaines River Valley are apparent in this north-northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. Most of Chicago east of the Des Plaines River rests on the flat floor of ancestral Lakes Chicago and Nipissing--predecessors of Lake Michigan. Chicago, the nation's third largest city, is the commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural center for a vast region and a large midcontinental transportation and shipping point. The city covers more than 200 square miles (520 square kilometers) and extends more than 25 miles (40 kilometers) along Lake Michigan. Three airports are encompassed in this photograph--Chicago-O'Hare International (barely discernible, lower left), one of the busiest airports in the world; Glenview Naval Air Station between the Des Plaines and Chicago Rivers (above center); and Chicago Midway (barely discernible midway between bottom center and bottom right). (Refer to NM21-765-043 for a photograph of south Chicago.)
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 337k
Mission: NM21  
Roll - Frame: 765 - 44
Geographical Name: USA-ILLINOIS  
Center Lat x Lon: 42.0N x 88W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 12   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 999  
Date: 19960703   YYYYMMDD
Time: 165221   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 41.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 88.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 138   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 208   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 67   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: CHICAGO  
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