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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS065-96-9 Date: Jul. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-HAWAII

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  STS065-096-009 Molokai, Hawaii, U.S.A. July 1994
The higher elevations along the northeastern third of Molokai, some at 4970 feet (1515 meters), have a dramatic impact on the amount of precipitation that falls from one island to another and on different parts of the same island. The rain shadow effect--drier conditions in the west (signified by lighter colors)--is the result of the northeast trade winds hitting the higher elevations in the east and dropping most of the moisture along the northeastern end of the island (darker colors indicate vegetation). The remote peninsula that juts northward in the middle of the north coast is the site of Kalaupapa National Historical Park. A leper colony was established in 1866 on this remote peninsula. A well-established coral reef system is visible along the south and southeastern shorelines of Molokai, south of which lies Lanai.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 334k
Mission: STS065  
Roll - Frame: 96 - 9
Geographical Name: USA-HAWAII  
Center Lat x Lon: 21.0N x 157W
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: 18   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 84  
Date: 19940713   YYYYMMDD
Time: 215715   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 157.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 85   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 160   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 81   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
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