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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS084-727-53 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: PERU

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  STS084-727-053 Lima/Callo Area, Peru May 1997
The coastal area of Peru is a desolate, rocky or sandy desert that extends from Ecuador to Chile. As seen on this image, the arid environment is broken only by short-flowing rivers that rapidly descend through the western flank of the Andes Mountains as deeply eroded and incised river valleys. Over fifty percent of Peru's population lives in the coastal valleys where irrigated agriculture is possible. The capitol, Lima, and its port city of Callao (barely visible in this small scale picture), are located along the coast near the center of the image. The island of San Lorenzo is located immediately offshore of the Callao-Lima urban area. The human settlements in the coastal valleys are totally dependent on water that flows from the Andes Mountains along canals and aqueducts that were built thousands of years ago.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 301k
Mission: STS084  
Roll - Frame: 727 - 53
Geographical Name: PERU  
Center Lat x Lon: 12S x 77W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 15   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 173514   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 11.2S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 77.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 347   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 214   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 58   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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