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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS094-731-17 Date: Jul. 1997
Geographic Region: MEXICO

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  STS094-731-017 Veracruz, Mexico July 1997
Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the city of Veracruz can be seen in this north-northeast-looking view. Veracruz stands on a low sandy plain surrounded by dunes and swamps, some of which have been reclaimed and are very fertile. Rivaling its northern neighbor Tampico as Mexico's main port, Veracruz is the commercial and industrial center of an important oil region, as well as a major tourist resort with beautiful scenery, fine beaches, and excellent accommodations. Besides oil refineries, Veracruz's industries include cigars, chocolate, liquors, tiles, and footwear. Lake Mandinga Grande is visible to the south (right) of the city. Scattered small islands and coral reefs are visible in the Gulf of Mexico to the east and southeast of the city. Scattered clouds cover the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental in the bottom left portion of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 348k
Mission: STS094  
Roll - Frame: 731 - 17
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: VERACRUZ  
Center Lat x Lon: 19.5N x 96W
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: 19   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 66  
Date: 19970705   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201132   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 19.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 96.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 283   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 67   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAGOON, GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: VERACRUZ  
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