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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-151-130 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-MARYLAND

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  STS040-151-130 Chesapeake Bay, Maryland and Virginia, U.S.A. June 1991
This northwest-looking, low-oblique photograph shows the blue waters of the middle portion of Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. The cities of Washington, DC, and Baltimore are visible west of the bay. The bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, is 200 miles (320 kilometers) long, 3 to 30 miles (5 to 48 kilometers) wide, and separates the Delmarva Peninsula to the east from the mainland to the west. The bay begins at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and is fed by as many as 150 rivers and small streams, including the Potomac, the Patuxent, the Rappahannock, and the James. Chesapeake Bay is home to one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. State and local governments are enacting policies to help alter the water quality deterioration in the bay. The bay is used for sports and other recreational activities as well as commercial fishing. It is also an important part of the Intracoastal Waterway.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 333k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 130
Geographical Name: USA-MARYLAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 76.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 12   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: 152142   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 76.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 117   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 154   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 63   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: ESTUARY, BAY, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  
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