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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS058-88-84 Date: Oct. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-MARYLAND

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  STS058-088-084 Appalachian Mountains; Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, U.S.A. October 1993
The linear ridges and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains can be seen in this beautiful near-nadir looking view. Acquired during the fall of the year, the image depicts the reddish colors of the autumn foliage. The southern and middle Appalachians are capped with the most richly varied deciduous forest in North America. The fertile grooves, broad valleys, and myriad streams offer congenial habitats to a remarkable diversity of plant and animal life. Once a great mountain range attaining altitudes of over 17000 feet (5185 meters), hundreds of millions of years of erosion have reduced the Appalachians to their present 2000 to 4000 feet (610 to 1220 meters) altitude. Rivers have expanded valleys and have even cut through many of the mountain ranges on their journey eastward toward the Atlantic Ocean. This particular view is centered in western Maryland in the vicinity of Deep Creek Lake (located midway between the center and bottom center of the image). The large lake in the upper right portion of the image is Mount Storm Lake.

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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 382k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 88 - 84
Geographical Name: USA-MARYLAND  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.5N x 79.5W
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: 30   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 66  
Date: 19931022   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164603   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 78.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 176   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 155   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
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