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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-80-16 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-NEVADA

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  STS040-80-16 Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada, U.S.A. June 1991
The dark blue waters of Lake Tahoe are emphasized in this low-oblique, southwest-looking photograph of a world-famous resort and recreational area. Lake Tahoe is 22 miles (35 kilometers) long and 10 miles (16 kilometers) wide, and it covers 193 square miles (500 square kilometers) on the California-Nevada border. The lake occupies a basin in the forested Sierra Nevada Range, which has snow covering the higher peaks. The lake lies at an altitude of 6228 feet (1900 meters) above sea level; at 1645 feet (502 meters), it is rather deep for a small lake. The Truckee River drains the lake at its northwest end. Visible are irrigated agricultural fields (green) east of Lake Tahoe; Loon Lake west of Lake Tahoe; and Union Valley Reservoir, with its exposed shoreline indicating lowered water levels, southwest of Loon Lake.

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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 136k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 80 - 16
Geographical Name: USA-NEVADA  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.0N x 120W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 11   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: 83  
Date: 19910610   YYYYMMDD
Time: 165103   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 119.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 97   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 153   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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