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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS057-104-62 Date: Jun. 1993
Geographic Region: DEM. REP. OF CONGO

STS057-104-062 Lake Upemba, Zaire June 1993
This striking photograph shows a series of dark freshwater lakes strung together in a general northeast-southwest alignment in southern Zaire. The brilliant red of the color infrared film indicates a vibrant growth of lush vegetation throughout the area, especially in the marshlands separating the lakes. The largest area of open water is Lake Upemba, bordered on the east and southeast by Upemba National Park; specific open water channels are visible within the densely vegetated swampland between the rivers. Water moves through the complex maze of rivers, freshwater marshes, and broad floodplains generally toward the north into the Lualaba River, which eventually becomes the Zaire (Congo) River. The Lufira River winds its way between two northeast-southwest-trending, low mountain ranges as it flows northward into the floodplain. (Refer to STS-057-104-063 for a photograph of Lake Mweru, located due east of Lake Upemba on the Zaire-Zambia border.)

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 123k
Mission: STS057  
Roll - Frame: 104 - 62
Geographical Name: DEM. REP. OF CONGO  
Features: LAKE KABAMBA  
Center Lat x Lon: 8S x 27.0E
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: 6   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 107  
Date: 19930628   YYYYMMDD
Time: 103113   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 8.4S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 27.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 353   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 246   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 58   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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