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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS046-77-35 Date: Aug. 1992
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q

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  STS046-077-035 Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia August 1992
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world--measuring 1250 miles (2010 kilometers) in length and 45 miles (72 kilometers) in width at its widest point. The particular section of the reef in this picture is located northwest of Cape Melville just off of the eastern coast of the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland. Hundreds of varieties of coral grow on the Great Barrier Reef. The largest reef (bottom center) in the picture is Hedge Reef and Magpie Reef, the second largest reef in the image, is visible slightly northwest of Hedge Reef. The three roughly circular, dark-centered features along the left side of the image are small tropical islands that are part of the Claremont Isles. The Great Barrier Reef is recognized as a World Heritage Site and, as such, national as well as international ethical guidelines to protect the reef system are being implemented.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 69k
Mission: STS046  
Roll - Frame: 77 - 35
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Center Lat x Lon: 14S x 144.0E
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: 29   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 120  
Date: 19920808   YYYYMMDD
Time: 025622   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 14.6S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 143.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 350   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 124   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Water Views: CHANNEL, REEF  
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