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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS095-707-15 Date: Nov. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-HAWAII

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  STS095-707-15 Lanai, Maui, and Molokai, Hawaiian Islands November 1998
The Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, and Molokai can be seen in this south-southwest-looking view. Maui (left center of the image) is the second youngest and second largest of the main Hawaiian Islands. Maui covers an area of 728 sq. miles (1886 sq. km). The island consists of two large volcanoes, West Maui (extinct) and East Maui, (Haleakala) which last erupted in 1790. Kahoolawe is the smallest of the four islands in the scene. It covers an area of 45 sq. miles (117 sq. km) and lies 10 miles (16 km) southwest of the southwestern Cape of Maui. Overgrazing and bombing by the military produced a red "Dust Bowl" in the center of the island. Lanai (near the center of the image), owned by the Dole Pineapple Company, is the remnant of a volcano that is over one million years old. Lanai covers an area of 141 sq. miles (365 sq. km) and is 18 miles (29 km) long and 13 miles (21 km) wide. Molokai (situated north of Lanai) covers an area of 261 sq. miles (676 sq. km) and is 38 miles (61 km) long and only 10 miles (16 km) wide, with the west end being very dry.

During the 1997/1998 El Nino, the usual NE tradewinds were drastically reduced and even reversed at times. The low-level equatorial winds have remained near normal across the eastern Pacific, including Hawaii, since early June 98 and stronger than normal over the western Pacific. The islands are acting as a barrier to the NE winds and creating island wakes in both the atmosphere and ocean.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 275k
Mission: STS095  
Roll - Frame: 707 - 15
Geographical Name: USA-HAWAII  
Center Lat x Lon: 21.0N x 157W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 29   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 47  
Date: 19981101   YYYYMMDD
Time: 203107   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 23.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 156.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 145   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 293   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 45   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: ISLAND WAKE  
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