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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS034-88-22 Date: Oct. 1989
Geographic Region: USA-FLORIDA

STS034-088-022 Lake Okeechobee Basin, Florida, U.S.A. October 1989
Large cultivated sugarcane fields (rectangular patterns) are easily discriminated south and southeast of Lake Okeechobee. These flatlands in south-central Florida were part of Lake Okeechobee when it was much larger and produced an abundance of vegetation. As the shoreline receded to its present size, the decaying plants left a rich soil with a high humus content. Light, linear features extending south and southeast from the lake are part of a network of dikes and canals built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to transport water to the east coast. Part of the Arthur R. Marshall-Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is visible (right edge).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 398k
Mission: STS034  
Roll - Frame: 88 - 22
Geographical Name: USA-FLORIDA  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.5N x 80.5W
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: 25   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 32  
Date: 19891020   YYYYMMDD
Time: 154739   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 81.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 149   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 179   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE, CANAL  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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