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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-734-11 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

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  STS090-734-011 Fresno Area, California, USA April 1998
The gridded street pattern of Fresno and Clovis (smaller community north, northeast of Fresno) is discernible near the north corner of the image. California Highway 41 (light colored line) is visible as it runs north and south through the center of Fresno. A section of the San Joaquin River (dark, meandering feature-bottom) is visible as it flows westerly through the central section of the San Joaquin Valley. Although the valley has a desert environment, an elaborate irrigation system enables the dry soils to produce fruits, vegetables, and cereal grains. Notice that the cultivated fields (mainly rectangular in shape) increase in size west and southwest of Fresno. The dark, linear feature that somewhat parallels the right edge of the picture is part of the Delta Mendota Canal that provides water for the intensively cultivated landscape. The two highly reflective offset lines in the south corner of the scene are runways at Lemoore Naval Air Station.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 369k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 734 - 11
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.5N x 120W
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: 32   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 208  
Date: 19980430   YYYYMMDD
Time: 160232   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 118.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 98   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 133   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: CANAL, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  
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