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Spacecraft Altitude: 101 nautical miles (187km)
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Image Caption: GEOGRAPHY/CARTOGRAPHY: EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, GULF OF FONSECA, POINTE AMPALA AND COSIGUINA, COSIGUINA VOLCANO, SAN LORENZO BAY.
GEOLOGY/HYDROLOGY: VOLCANIC AND COMPLEX MOUNTAINS WITH A NORROW COASTAL PLAIN.
AGRICULTURE: SCATTERED SMALL FIELD PATTERNS.
FORESTRY: MIXED BROADLEAF EVERGREEN AND DECIDUOUS FORESTS, COASTAL MARSH GRASSES.
METEOROLOGY: CUMULUS HUMILIS.
OCEANOGRAPHY:PACIFIC OCEAN, GULF OF FONSECA, SALT AND FRESH WATER INTERFACE, PROBABLY INCOMING TIDE.


Gulf of Fonseca, on the Pacific coast of Central America, as photographed from the Apollo 9 spacecraft during its earth-orbital mission. The Gulf is shared by the nations of El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The prominent volcano on the peninsula in Nicaragua is Volcan Cosiguina.