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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS058-88-95 Date: Oct. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-PENNSYLVANIA

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  STS058-088-095 South-Central Pennsylvania (Susquehanna River), U.S.A. October 1993
The two most obvious features in this near-vertical photograph of south-central Pennsylvania are the northeast-southwest trending, folded Appalachian Mountains and the north-to-south flowing Susquehanna River. Farming predominates land use in the valleys and rolling hills--in particular, farming activities in the Lancaster area with the Amish communities known for their old-fashioned farming practices. A segment of the old Lincoln Highway (U.S. Highway 30) that connects Philadelphia and Pittsburgh is barely visible in the bottom third of the photograph. Major cities along this highway are Lancaster, York, and Hanover (east to west). This route was one of the major arteries that connected the more densely settled eastern seaboard with the western frontier in the 1800s and early 1900s. Near the center of the photograph, the highly reflective, linear feature along the eastern bank of the Susquehanna River is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located south of the state capital of Harrisburg. Part of Interstate Highway 83 (north-south) that connects York with Harrisburg is visible west of the river. Several water gaps can be seen where the Susquehanna River cuts through the Appalachian Mountains north of Harrisburg.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 152k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 88 - 95
Geographical Name: USA-PENNSYLVANIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.0N x 76.5W
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: 42   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: 164644   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 75.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 180   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 155   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 41   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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