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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS079-834-66 Date: Sep. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-IOWA

STS079-834-066 Quad Cities, Mississippi River, Iowa September, 1996
This north-northwest-looking view shows the Mississippi River, Clinton, Iowa, and the Quad Cities area of western Illinois and northeast Iowa. Just below the top right of the image, the Mississippi River travels southeastward to just north of Clinton, Iowa, where the river turns to the south. At Clinton, the river makes a turn to the southwest and then to the west as it passes the Quad Cities and exits the frame at the dark area on the image. The Quad Cities are made up of Davenport, Iowa, on the north bank of the Mississippi River, and East Moline, Moline, and Rock Island, Illinois, on the south bank of the Mississippi River. The Wapsipinicon River traverses the scene from the top center of the image near Anamosa, Iowa, and travels in a generally east-southeast direction entering the Mississippi near the center of the image. The Rock River enters the scene just above the bottom right of the image near Sterling, Illinois, and flows generally in a southwest direction entering the Mississippi River just to the west of the Quad Cities.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 365k
Mission: STS079  
Roll - Frame: 834 - 66
Geographical Name: USA-IOWA  
Center Lat x Lon: 42.0N 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: 51   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 53  
Date: 19960919   YYYYMMDD
Time: 154513   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 87.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 137   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 202   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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