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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS039-96-62 Date: May 1991
Geographic Region: USA-WASHINGTON

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  STS039-096-062 Puget Sound and Seattle/Tacoma Areas, Washington, U.S.A. May 1991
The areas of Seattle and Tacoma are the focus of this west-looking, low-oblique photograph. Tacoma, visible near the left center, is located on Puget Sound's Commencement Bay at the mouth of the Puyallup River. A major seaport and railroad terminus, the city is also one of the chief industrial cities of the Pacific Northwest, producing lumber, aluminum, candy, boats, and copper and wood products. It is home to several commercial fisheries and fish canneries and has a flourishing tourism industry. Seattle is visible near the right center of the photograph (see STS-036-152-013 for information about Seattle). Also discernible in this photograph are Puget Sound's Vashon Island, just west of Seattle; Bremerton and its naval shipyards; and the valleys of the Puyallup and Green Rivers. Not visible is Mount Rainier Volcano to the southeast whose eruption could result in the destruction of homes, businesses, and major transportation routes because of the debris from melted ice and snow cascading through these valleys.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 394k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 96 - 62
Geographical Name: USA-WASHINGTON  
Center Lat x Lon: 47.3N x 122.2W
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: 28   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 72  
Date: 19910502   YYYYMMDD
Time: 202703   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 47.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 123.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 153   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 141   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 48   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
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