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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS026-41-8 Date: Sep. 1988
Geographic Region: USA-HAWAII

STS026-041-008 Lanai and Molokai, Hawaii, U.S.A. September 1988
The islands of Lanai and Molokai in the Hawaiian Island chain can be seen in this north-looking, low-oblique photograph. The islands are volcanic in origin, edged with coral reefs, and feature mild climates and generally fertile soils. Lanai Island, the smaller of the two islands with 141 square miles (365 square kilometers), is separated from Molokai by the Kalohi Channel. The island was originally used for growing sugarcane and grazing cattle. The entire island was purchased in 1922 by a large pineapple company and developed as a pineapple growing center. Molokai, covering 262 square miles (676 square kilometers), is 40 miles (64 kilometers) long and 7 miles (11 kilometers) wide. The generally hilly island, with volcanic mountains at both ends, has many cattle ranches and pineapple plantations. On the north coast, separated from the rest of the island by a rocky mountain wall and accessible only by passing over a 2000-foot (610-meter) pass, is Kalaupapa Peninsula (approximately at the center of the shoreline). This peninsula was the site of a Government leper colony established in 1860 by Father Damien, a Belgian missionary, who was the administrator of the colony until his death.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 118k
Mission: STS026  
Roll - Frame: 41 - 8
Geographical Name: USA-HAWAII  
Features: MOLOKAI, LANAI  
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: 20
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 41   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: 22  
Date: 19880930   YYYYMMDD
Time: 233654   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 18.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 158W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 222   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 166   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, HILL  
Water Views: OCEAN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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