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Photo center point: 33.7° N, 118.3° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 105 nautical miles (194km)
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Image Caption: GEOGRAPHY/CARTOGRAPHY: UNITED STATES, CALIFORNIA,SANTA CATALINA, LOS ANGELES METROPOLITAN AREA, TOWN OF OCEANSIDE.
GEOLOGY/HYDROLOGY: COMPLEX MOUNTAINS AND COASTAL PLAINS.
FORESTRY: BROADLEAF EVERGREEN SHRUBFORM
METEOROLOGY: NIMBO-STRATUS, CIRRO-CUMULUS, CUMULO-NIMBUS, CUMULUS-HUMILIS, CUMULUS CONGESTUS..
OCEANOGRAPHY: PACIFIC OCEAN, SEDIMENTS FROM POPULATION CENTERS VISIBLE IN NEARSHORE ZONES.

Los Angeles-Long Beach area of southern California as photographed from the Apollo 9 spacecraft during its earth-orbital mission. The photograph was taken during its 92nd revolution of the Earth. Santa Catalina Island is located off the coast. The California coastline is visible from San Clemente northward to Point Dume. Clouds cover most of the San Gabriel Mountains around Los Angeles.