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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS079-809-54 Date: Sep. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-FLORIDA

STS079-809-054 Jacksonville, Florida, USA September 1996
The physical setting of the largest city in northeast Florida, Jacksonville, is captured in this synoptic, northeast-looking view. The north flowing St. Johns River is the broad, dark feature south of the city. Notice how the river narrows and changes direction as it enters the downtown area of Jacksonville; in fact the St. Johns River makes several major direction changes before the river turns east and finally empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The blue water of the Atlantic Ocean contrasts with the narrow band of white sandy beaches that are found along the entire northeast coast of Florida. The oval shaped (dark features) are lakes (sink holes) that have been formed by the interaction of rain water and the limestone rocks (karst topography) that are found throughout most of the central section of the peninsula of Florida. Two major highways, U.S. 301 (interior) and U. S. 1 (near the coast) are visible as very straight, light colored, linear features. Runways of Jacksonville International Airport (north of city), Cecil Field Naval Air Station (southwest of city), and Jacksonville Naval Air Station (south of city along west coast of St. Johns River) can be discriminated. Most of landscape is heavily vegetated coastal plains.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 327k
Mission: STS079  
Roll - Frame: 809 - 54
Geographical Name: USA-FLORIDA  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.5N x 81W
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: 36   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 130  
Date: 19960924   YYYYMMDD
Time: 140229   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 30.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 78.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 117   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 201   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY, AIRPORT  
City Views:  

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