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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-705-87 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

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  STS090-705-087 Los Angeles Basin, California, USA April 1998
The central part of the Los Angeles Basin, including downtown Los Angeles and the greater Los Angeles metropolitan region, can be identified by the gridded street pattern in this near vertical image. Several of the many interstate highways (lighter colored, linear features) that cross this densely populated landscape are visible. Notice that dark mountain features restrict the growth of the cities. The Santa Ana Mountains (darker feature eastern edge of the image), and the Puente Hills (linear, darker feature northwest of Santa Ana Mountains) stand out in contrast against the light-colored highly reflective urban surfaces (buildings, aquaducts, highways, etc.). The clustered light colored areas within the large urban complex shows concentrated business, industrial, and commercial sites. The extensive harbor facilities, including Terminal Island, are visible near the center of the image just east of the Palos Verde Peninsula, the large peninsula that juts into the Pacific Ocean.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 303k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 705 - 87
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.0N x 118W
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: 50   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: 19  
Date: 19980418   YYYYMMDD
Time: 212316   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 120.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 224   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 138   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY, PORT  
City Views:  
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