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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS044-76-89 Date: Nov. 1991
Geographic Region: PACIFIC OCEAN
Feature: CLOUDS

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  STS044-076-089 Stratocumulus Clouds, Pacific Ocean November, 1991
Stratocumulus clouds have formed over the Pacific Ocean between the Hawaiian Islands and Baja, Mexico. Stratocumulus are patchy or layered clouds that are sometimes composed of globular masses or rolls. They appear soft and gray with some dark patches. Rolls are often so close that their edges are joined together forming a wavy appearance over the whole sky. Stratocumulus clouds usually consist of water droplets, but sometimes may consist of ice crystals if temperatures are well below freezing. In this view the stratocumulus clouds are associated with the northeast trade winds and the western edges of the cool waters of the California current.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 179k
Mission: STS044  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 89
Geographical Name: PACIFIC OCEAN  
Features: CLOUDS  
Center Lat x Lon: N x E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 50
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 94  
Date: 19911130   YYYYMMDD
Time: 214653   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 139.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 224   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 196   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 26   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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