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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS066-85-80 Date: Nov. 1994
Geographic Region: INDIA

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  STS066-085-080 Arun River, Southeastern Nepal November 1994
The alluvial fan created by the deposition of sediment from the Arun River and its tributaries as it breaks out of the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains is highlighted in this near-vertical, color infrared photograph. The white features are extensive sandbars along some of the riverbeds in southeastern Nepal. Part of the floodplain is emphasized by the linear levees that surround part of the river northeast of Hanumannagar, a small town near the Indian boarder. The thin, dark lines east of the river are part of a canal system that services part of southeastern Nepal and north-central India. The deep reds on the hills and low mountains document healthy growth of green vegetation in this part of Nepal--a special interest to environmentalists since deforestation is one of Nepal's major environmental threats. The low, vegetated Churia Ghati Hills, west of the Arun River, reach approximately 1000 feet (305 meters) above sea level. The more rugged Mahabharat Range has peaks and ridge lines that exceed 7000 feet (2130 meters) above sea level (northern edge of the photograph).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 172k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 80
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.5N x 87.0E
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: 15   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 72  
Date: 19941108   YYYYMMDD
Time: 041007   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 86.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 145   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 160   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA  
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