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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS055-80-63 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: PACIFIC OCEAN I(S).

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  STS055-080-063 Wake Island, Pacific Ocean May 1993
The nearly triangular-shaped Wake Island can be seen in this near-nadir view. Located in the Pacific Ocean east of the North Mariana Islands, 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. Wake Island is used as a military crossroad for ships and airplanes crossing the Pacific. All food, water, and other supplies for the United States Military Personnel living on the island are imported. The island is occasionally hit by typhoons.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 324k
Mission: STS055  
Roll - Frame: 80 - 63
Geographical Name: PACIFIC OCEAN I(S).  
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: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 26   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 39  
Date: 19930429   YYYYMMDD
Time: 001837   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 165.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 124   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 80   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, ATOLL  
Water Views: LAGOON  
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