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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS060-103-89 Date: Feb. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-ILLINOIS

STS060-103-089 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. February 1994
Snow cover in metropolitan Chicago, ice floes on parts of Lake Michigan, and ice along the lakeshore appear in this northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. The Des Plains River flows southerly through Joliet, becomes the Illinois River south of Joliet, and eventually flows south-southwest into the Mississippi River. Discernible is the Fox River that flows northeastward through Aurora (bottom left).

The Chicago, Illinois area is in this northeast looking low oblique view obtained during STS-60. A good portion of Lake Michigan is covered with ice due to the very cold winter weather. The Des Plaines river is visible traversing northeast to southwest throught the center of the city. O'Hare International Airport and the Glenview Naval Air Station can be seen to the north of the Des Plaines River. Midway Airport is visible just to the south of the river.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 344k
Mission: STS060  
Roll - Frame: 103 - 89
Geographical Name: USA-ILLINOIS  
Center Lat x Lon: 41.5N x 87.5W
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: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 22  
Date: 19940204   YYYYMMDD
Time: 204124   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 40.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 88.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 220   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 190   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 23   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: CHICAGO  

Photo is not associated with any sequences

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