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Photo center point: 35.1° N, 75.7° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 116 nautical miles (215km)
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Image Caption: GEOGRAPHY/CARTOGRAPHY: UNITED STATES, NORTH CAROLINA, CAPE LOOKOUT, HATERA, AND HENRY, PAMILCO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS, MORHEAD CITY, ELIZABETH CITY, VIRGINA BEACH AND NORFOLK.
GEOLOGY/HYDROLOGY: COASTAL PLAIN REGION.
AGRICULTURE: SCATTERED FIELD PATTERNS.
FORESTRY: COASTAL MARSH GRASS WITH LOWLAND HARDWOOD FORESTS.
METEOROLOGY: ALTO-CUMULUS.
OCEANOGRAPHY: ATLANTIC OCEAN, SEDIMENT PATTERNS IN THE NEARSHORE ZONE.


Cape Hatteras, North Carolina area as photographed from the Apollo 9 spacecraft during its earth-orbital mission. The photograph was taken during the spacecraft's 136th revolution of the earth. Cape Lookout is near bottom of picture. Cape Hatteras juts the farthest out into the Atlantic. Largest inland body of water is Pamlico Sound; and to the north of it is Arbemarle Sound.