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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-751-59 Date: May 1998
Geographic Region: USA-FLORIDA

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  STS090-751-059 Florida Bay, Florida, USA April 1998
Located at the southern end of the peninsula of Florida, Florida Bay is a subtropical embayment that is located between the mainland and the Florida Keys. In recent years the fresh water flow southward through the Everglades and into Florida Bay has been modified; the lack of a regular water exchange or flushing action within the bay has caused environmental stress. In most places water depths are less than six feet (2 meters) deep. The web-like narrow features that seem to connect most of the small islands within Florida Bay are shallow shoals. The opaque looking colors within part of the bay (not to be confused with darker colors of sea grasses) are the result of sediments that are transported through the southern end of the Everglades and into Florida Bay. The dark coastal region along the northern edge of Florida Bay is an extensive mangrove forest. This section of the Florida Keys extends from southern Key Largo (upper left) to Duck Key (Y-shaped dark green island in the upper right corner).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 275k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 751 - 59
Geographical Name: USA-FLORIDA  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.0N x 81W
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: 11   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: 241  
Date: 19980502   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173629   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 81.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 200   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 131   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 80   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: BAY, SEDIMENT  
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