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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS084-727-46 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: PERU

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  STS084-727-046 Chimbote Area, Peru May 1997
The west central coast of Peru north of Lima offers of a variety of peninsulas and small bays. The narrow coastal plains are covered with light-colored, sandy soils that strongly contrast with the Pacific Ocean. The only breaks in this desert landscape are where the river valleys or channels provide sufficient water for irrigated agriculture. Three distinct (darker textured) agricultural areas are observed here. The largest is located inland from the urban area of the seaport city of Chimbote (located along the northern shore of the second largest bay). Two extensive areas of cultivated field patterns are also observed along the floodplains of the Rio Nepena and Rio Casma, respectively, reaching the coast further south. The western slopes of the Andes Mountains are visible along the bottom of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 269k
Mission: STS084  
Roll - Frame: 727 - 46
Geographical Name: PERU  
Center Lat x Lon: 9S x 78.5W
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: 54  
Date: 19970518   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173423   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 8.6S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 79.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 350   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 214   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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