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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS043-76-61 Date: Aug. 1991
Geographic Region: MEXICO

STS043-076-061 Guadalupe Island, Mexico August 1991
The elongated, volcanic island of Guadalupe (latitude 29 degrees north) is located in the Pacific Ocean approximately 180 miles (290 kilometers) off the coast of west-central Baja California, Mexico. The island is an extinct volcano with a maximum elevation of approximately 4500 feet (1370 meters) above sea level. The photograph illustrates the blocking impact that the elevated terrain can have on low stratus clouds as the clouds move southeastward. The island creates a "cloud wake" downstream (leeward side) of the island, a rather common phenomenon when low stratus clouds pass islands that have adequate elevations to form an impediment to the clouds' normal flow. The Mexican Government has established the island as a wildlife preserve, especially for the protection of elephant seals.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 144k
Mission: STS043  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 61
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.0N x 118.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 80
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 18  
Date: 19910803   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164418   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 122.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 90   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 174   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: OCEAN  
Atmosphere Views: VON KARMAN VORTEX  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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