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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS035-501-9 Date: Dec. 1990
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-SA
Feature: LAKE EYRE

STS035-501-009 Lake Eyre, South Australia December 1990
Lake Eyre, located in the arid interior of south-central Australia, is one of the largest areas of internal drainage in the world. The lake, which receives its principal water drainage from southwestern Queensland, consists of two distinct, but interrelated, basins. The much larger north basin consists of two large, highly reflective, normally dry lakebeds--eastern Madigan Bay and western Belt Bay. The prominent color change in the Madigan Bay lobe indicates the presence of some water at the time the photograph was taken. The much smaller, white appendage extending southward from Belt Bay is Jackboot Bay. The elongated south basin of Lake Eyre is normally dry with a highly reflective encrustation of salt and sand.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 87k
Mission: STS035  
Roll - Frame: 501 - 9
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-SA  
Features: LAKE EYRE  
Center Lat x Lon: 29S x 137.5E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length:  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 199012__   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, DUNE  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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