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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-74-71 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

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  STS040-74-71 Thunderstorms, Upper Gulf Coast, Texas June, 1991
A number of large thunderstorms are visible crossing over the upper Texas Gulf Coast near Galveston Bay. Lake Anahuac (light brown, round feature) and the upper portion of Trinity Bay are discernible between the clouds near the center of the image. During the late spring and summer months, thunderstorms will build in the early morning hours out over the Gulf of Mexico and along the Texas coast. As the sun rises and warms the land and air to higher temperatures thunderstorms form and move inland during the mid to late morning hours. These scattered thunderstorms will progress inland 100 to 125 miles (160 to 210 km). In the evening the land will cool and thunderstorms will loose energy and dissipate.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 110k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 74 - 71
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 95W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 80
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 130  
Date: 19910613   YYYYMMDD
Time: 152935   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 93.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 96   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 151   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 52   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: BAY  
Atmosphere Views: THUNDERSTORM  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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