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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS077-704-12 Date: May 1996
Geographic Region: MEXICO

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  STS077-704-012 Cozumel, Mexico May 1996
The partly cloudy east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula and the resort island of Cozumel are apparent in this southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Cozumel Island, a popular tourist and resort area 24 miles (39 kilometers) long and 7 miles (11 kilometers) wide, is noted for its beautiful beaches and spectacular coral reefs. Point Molas is visible at the northeast tip of the island. Expansion of roads and clearings for homes, golf courses, and other recreational features are discernible. Cozumel and the Yucatán Peninsula are susceptible to hurricanes from July through mid-October. Hurricane Gilbert in 1987 was the last major hurricane to hit the area.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 129k
Mission: STS077  
Roll - Frame: 704 - 12
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Center Lat x Lon: 20.5N x 87W
Film Exposure: O   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 42   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 37  
Date: 19960521   YYYYMMDD
Time: 170027   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 87.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 100   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 153   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 79   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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