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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS049-89-38 Date: May 1992
Geographic Region: EL SALVADOR

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  STS049-89-38 San Salvador, El Salvador May 1992
This color infrared photograph of more than half of El Salvador helps to understand why the capital, San Salvador, has been partially or completely destroyed by devastating earthquakes and volcanic activity nine times since 1528--the city (whitish area in the center of the photograph) lies on the northwest-southeast axis of a volcanic range that traverses the country. The reddish color (dense vegetation) that surrounds most of the existing volcanic peaks help identify the main axis of the volcanic range, whose elevations average approximately 4000 feet (1200 meters) above sea level. El Salvador has more than 20 volcanoes; some are still active. San Salvador, with a population of more than 1 million, lies west of Lake Ilopango and 20 miles (32 kilometers) east-southeast of circular Lake Coatepeque--two old calderas filled with water. The elongated body of water north of San Salvador is the Cerron Grande Reservoir, and a smaller reservoir can be seen on the Lempa River east of San Salvador. A very narrow coastal plain is visible along the Pacific Ocean.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 141k
Mission: STS049  
Roll - Frame: 89 - 38
Geographical Name: EL SALVADOR  
Center Lat x Lon: 14.0N x 89W
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: 39   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 30  
Date: 19920509   YYYYMMDD
Time: 191550   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 13.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 90.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 287   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 154   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 71   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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