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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-74-2 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: AZORES

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  STS040-74-2 Azores, Atlantic Ocean June 1991
Three islands of the central Azores--spear-shaped Sao Jorge Island, Pico Island with its large volcano, and circular volcanic Faial Island--are visible in this low-oblique, southwest-looking photograph. The Azores, formed millions of years ago by vulcanism, have fertile soils that yield many crops, including pineapples, bananas, oranges, wine grapes, tobacco, tea, and grains. Fishing is an important industry, and tourism has increased since the 1960s. Sao Jorge Island covers an area of 85 square miles (220 square kilometers) and has a hilly, rolling terrain. On Pico Island [167 square miles (433 square kilometers)] is the large Pico Alto stratovolcano, the tallest point in the Azores at an altitude of 7711 feet (2352 meters). Pico Alto last erupted in 1720. Faial Island, another stratovolcano with a large caldera and a major rift zone, acquired new land on its west cape following explosive eruptions and lava flows just offshore in 1957 and 1958. Major lava flows from higher elevations in the same rift zone occurred in 1672.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 160k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 74 - 2
Geographical Name: AZORES  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.6N x 28.4W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 40
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 41   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 110  
Date: 19910612   YYYYMMDD
Time: 092153   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 26.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 85   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 150   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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