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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS038-85-104 Date: Nov. 1990
Geographic Region: USA-FLORIDA

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  STS-038-085-104 Florida Keys, Florida, U.S.A. November 1990
The Florida Keys, a line of narrow, low islands that begins at Key Largo extend in a gently curving, southwesterly arc along U. S. Highway 1 to Key West. Visible in this photograph are keys from Big Pine Key (near bottom center) to Sugarloaf Key (top center). Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico tides cut numerous channels through the coral and granular limestone sand (oolite) to create the islands (keys), which have thick growths of mangrove (darker areas) and many bays. The sediment plumes appear to be moving northwesterly into the Gulf of Mexico from the southeast (Atlantic Ocean). Because of the clarity of water throughout the region, water depth can be determined by different shades of blue--deeper water is darker and shallow water is lighter. In many instances these colors can represent differences in depth of tens to hundreds of feet (meters).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 289k
Mission: STS038  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 104
Geographical Name: USA-FLORIDA  
Features: FLORIDA KEYS  
Center Lat x Lon: 24.5N x 81.5W
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: 20   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 47  
Date: 19901118   YYYYMMDD
Time: 202014   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 82W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 230   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 27   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY  
City Views:  
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