Return to Earth From Space Home
Earth from Space logo Image Information Earth from Space logo

Display a Screen Layout for Printing

IMAGE: gray corner       IMAGE: gray corner
  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS035-76-35 Date: Dec. 1990
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA
Feature: SHARK BAY

Ordering information for space photography
IMAGE: gray corner     IMAGE: gray corner

Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner
  View Low-Resolution Image  
  STS035-076-035 Shark Bay, Western Australia, Australia December 1990
Shark Bay is a large body of water along the west coast of Western Australia. The central part of the bay is shown here in the center of the image. Dirk Hartog Island, the westernmost land of Australia, borders the bay to the southwest (upper left) and Dorre and Bernier Islands (thin, elongated islands--bottom right) form a barrier between Shark Bay and the Indian Ocean. Peron Peninsula is the land area (middle left side) that juts northward into the middle of the bay. The light colored strips of land on the peninsulas and islands are exposed sand dunes that are aligned with the prevailing wind direction. Shark Bay is noted for its unique formations and features of exceptional natural beauty. The bay also provides an important habitat for threatened animals such as the dugongs.
Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 283k
Mission: STS035  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 35
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Features: SHARK BAY  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.5S x 113.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 44   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 94  
Date: 19901208   YYYYMMDD
Time: 052838   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.5S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 113.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 265   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 188   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 73   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PENINSULA  
Water Views: BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

Home Page
Home Page
JSC Digital
Image Collection
Earth Science &
Remote Sensing

NASA meatball logo
This service is provided by the International Space Station program and the JSC Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit, ARES Division, Exploration Integration Science Directorate.
ESRS logo