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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-151-127 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-VIRGINIA

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  STS040-151-127 Appalachian Mountains Near Harrisonburg, Virginia, U.S.A. June 1991
Portions of the forested Appalachian Mountains near Harrisonburg can be seen in this south-southeast, low oblique view. The Appalachian Mountains are a much-eroded remnant of a great mountain system that formed nearly 300 million years ago by folding of sedimentary rocks. They are covered largely by the most intense deciduous forests anywhere in the world. The Great Appalachian Valley, seen traversing the scene from left to right in the upper portion of the image, is a chain of lowlands extending along most of the systems length. The valley has long been a major north-south highway and is one of the most fertile areas in the eastern United States. Harrisonburg, barely discernible in the central valley, is a processing center in the middle of a poultry, dairy, and livestock area.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 349k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 127
Geographical Name: USA-VIRGINIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 79W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 3   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 152107   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 78.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 114   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 154   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
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