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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-151-117 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

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  STS040-151-117 Whipple Mountains, Southern California, U.S.A. June 1991
A part of the Colorado River that forms the boundary between California and Arizona is evident near the eastern edge (left side) of the photograph. Irrigated agriculture field patterns are visible in two distinct floodplains along the river. The Whipple Mountains create an eastern protrusion of land that noticeably changes the course of the river. The northwest-southeast-trending Chemehuevi Mountains lie north of the Whipple Mountains, paralleling the Colorado River in California. Parker Dam (beyond the scope of the photograph) on the Colorado River created Lake Havasu, identified by the narrow peninsula that juts southeastward into the Colorado River. Color changes around the bases of the mountains provide visual evidence of erosion. Small segments of Interstate Highway 40 appear in a general east-west alignment.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 269k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 117
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: LAKE HAVASU  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.5N x 115W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 38   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 66  
Date: 19910609   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151342   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 114.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 83   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 152   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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