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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-223-71 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: KAZAKHSTAN

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  STS059-223-071 Northern Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan April 1994
This north-looking view shows the northern Caspian Sea and its surrounding lowlands. The Caspian Sea is the largest inland body of water in the world. The sea is presently near 88 feet (27 meters) below sea level. The water levels of the Caspian Sea rose during the decade of the 1990's. Before the decade of the 1990's, water levels had been receding due to the construction of dams and lakes on the Volga, the sea's main source of water inflow. The northern part of the Caspian Sea, as shown in this view, is shallow reaching an average depth of only 17 feet (5 meters). A good portion of the northern part of the Caspian Sea is frozen during the winter months of December through early March. Much of the land area, mostly marsh and desert surrounding this region of the Caspian Sea is below sea level. The lands around this section of the sea are known for the production of oil and gas, and manganese and coal mining. The Manglashlak Peninsula is visible extending westward into the Caspian Sea in the lower left portion of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 367k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 223 - 71
Geographical Name: KAZAKHSTAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.0N x 51.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 35   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 40  
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: 144  
Date: 19940418   YYYYMMDD
Time: 070535   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 50.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 142   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 112   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 51   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: SEA  
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