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LOCATION Direction Photo #: NM23-762-198 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: IRELAND

NM23-762-198 Lakes Erne and Neagh, Great Britain Winter/Spring 1997
Most of the area, except of the far eastern portion, of Northern Ireland can be seen in this northeast-looking view. Most notable in this view are two large lakes. Near the right center of the image is Lake Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles. The lake is 18 miles (29 km) long and 11 miles (18km) wide and covers an area of 153 sq. miles (396 sq. km). Lake Neagh is not a deep lake, but it is noted for its pollan, trout, and eel fisheries. Mesolithic man is believed by archeologists to have first appeared here in Ireland near the lake around 6000 B.C. In the lower left portion of the image, the semi-circular shaped Lake Erne is visible. Lake Erne is 18 miles (29 km) long. In the upper left corner of the image and discernible under wispy high cirrus clouds is Malin Head, the northernmost point of the country of Ireland.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 333k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 762 - 198
Geographical Name: IRELAND  
Features: LAKE NEAGH  
Center Lat x Lon: 54.5N x 7.5W
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 999  
Date: 19970502   YYYYMMDD
Time: 133519   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 50.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 2.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 215   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 209   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 51   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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