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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS062-153-203 Date: Mar. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-ALABAMA

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  STS062-153-203 Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A. March 1994
The growth pattern of Birmingham, the "Pittsburgh of the South," is determined by the northeast-southwest alignment of low mountains in north-central Alabama. The shadowed, northwest-facing slopes of several taller ridges help accentuate the topographic relief of the photograph. The street patterns of Birmingham are not discernible; however, the general northeast-southwest development within the valley is apparent--Bessemer, a smaller, steel-producing city southwest of Birmingham, was the major source of economic development for the region during the mid-1900s. Proximity to nearby coal fields and large iron ore deposits helped to develop the region. Reflective Birmingham International Airport is barely discernible northeast of Birmingham. The tip of the Space Shuttle tail is apparent in the lower left corner of the photograph.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 332k
Mission: STS062  
Roll - Frame: 153 - 203
Geographical Name: USA-ALABAMA  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.5N x 87.5W
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: 34   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 208  
Date: 19940317   YYYYMMDD
Time: 131208   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 88W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 101   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 106   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 14   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: BIRMINGHAM  
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