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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-154-161 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

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  STS059-154-161 Kings River, Owens River, and Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, U.S.A. April 1994
The snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains are featured in this low-oblique, south-looking photograph. Two major national parks are visible--Kings Canyon National Park near the center and Sequoia National Park to the south from which the Kern River Canyon extends southward. The three branches of Kings River in Kings Canyon National Park join to form the main branch of the Kings River, which flows west toward the San Joaquin Valley. Between the upper Kern River and the southern fork of the Kings River is Mount Whitney [14 494 feet (4421 meters)], the highest peak in the Sierra Nevadas and the second highest peak in the United States. Apparent north to south along the bottom third of the photograph are the Owens River Valley and to its east the Inyo Mountains.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 280k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 154 - 161
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.0N x 118.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 40  
Date: 19940411   YYYYMMDD
Time: 211937   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 117.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 220   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 119   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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