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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-758-17 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: SAN DIEGO

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  STS090-758-017 San Diego Area, California, USA April 1998
Three major features dominate this image of the southwest coast of California: the deep blue (dark) waters of the Pacific Ocean; the highly reflective, man-made urban and suburban environment along the coast; and the rugged, natural terrain of low mountains east of the urban development. The greater metropolitan area of San Diego (CA) and Tijuana (Mexico) with a combined population of approximately four million people can be identified as the lighter colored, highly reflective area on the image. Several types of infrastructure associated with the developed urban area are visible on this small-scale image. Reservoirs, including the lower Otay, Sweetwater, and St. Vicente Reservoirs, are the irregularly shaped, dark blue areas. The light-colored linear runways of Miramar Naval Air Station lie north of the densely populated area of San Diego. Interstate Highways 5 and 15 (light colored, linear features) radiate northward away from San Diego. The small square-shaped features along the edges of the bay are the many piers that jut into San Diego Bay. Mission Bay Harbor and Marina (dark area) is found along the coast north of the entrance to San Diego Bay.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 321k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 758 - 17
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: SAN DIEGO  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.5N x 117W
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: 20   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 50  
Date: 19980420   YYYYMMDD
Time: 194512   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 117.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 178   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 136   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 70   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, HILL  
Water Views: LAKE, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY, AIRPORT  
City Views:  
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