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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS041-79-70 Date: Oct. 1990
Geographic Region: MARSHALL ISLANDS

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  STS041-079-070 Wake Island, Pacific Ocean October 1990
Strategically located in the northern Pacific Ocean between the Hawaiian Islands and the North Mariana Islands, Wake Island can be seen in this south-looking view. Nearly triangular in shape, the atoll covers an area of 4 sq. miles (6.5 sq. km). The atoll is made up of three small coral islands built on an underwater volcano. The central lagoon is the former crater of the volcano and the three small islands are part of the rim. There are no native people on the island. All of the inhabitants living on the island are members of the United States Military. The island is used as a military crossroad for ships and airplanes crossing the Pacific. Wake Island has no fresh water and the vegetation on the island is mostly shrubs and bushes. All food, water, and supplies have to be imported. The island is occasionally hit by typhoons.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 332k
Mission: STS041  
Roll - Frame: 79 - 70
Geographical Name: MARSHALL ISLANDS  
Features: WAKE ISLAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 19.5N x 166.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 30
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 21   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 39  
Date: 19901008   YYYYMMDD
Time: 211553   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 166.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 111   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, ATOLL  
Water Views: REEF, LAGOON  
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