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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS073-705-99 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-MISSOURI

STS073-705-099 Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, Illinois, U.S.A. October 1995
The valleys of the Illinois River (center) and the Mississippi River (west of the Illinois River) are apparent in this near-vertical photograph. Agricultural field patterns dot both river valleys, depicting a recovery from the devastating floods of the spring and summer of 1993. More than 20 000 years ago, this part of the Illinois River was the main course of the Mississippi River. The continental glacier that covered most of Illinois to the east shifted the Mississippi River westward to its present course. North of the rivers' confluence is hilly, forested Pere Marquette State Park, the largest state park in Illinois.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 406k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 705 - 99
Geographical Name: USA-MISSOURI  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.0N x 90.5W
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: 19   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 83  
Date: 19951025   YYYYMMDD
Time: 152207   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 89.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 140   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 144   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 29   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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