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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-48-91 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-ARIZONA

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  STS61A-48-91 Grand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A. November 1985
The eastern end of the deeply incised Grand Canyon of northwestern Arizona is visible in the upper third of this low-oblique, southwestern-looking photograph. As the Colorado River makes a great turn to the north, the northwest-flowing Little Colorado River joins it from the east; north of this confluence is Marble Canyon. The forested, elevated land north of the big bend in the Colorado River is the Kaibab Plateau, on whose southern tip is the North Rim, an outstanding observation point for viewing the Grand Canyon. Echo Cliffs Range appears as a dramatic change in topography near the lower left corner of the photograph, and southwest of this a small part of the Painted Desert is discernible. The darker colors are areas on the plateaus north and south of the Grand Canyon where vegetation is more dense.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 340k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 48 - 91
Geographical Name: USA-ARIZONA  
Features: GRAND CANYON  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 112W
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: 38   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 65  
Date: 19851103   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181424   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 110.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 164   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 179   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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