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Photo center point: 31.7° N, 159.8° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 125 nautical miles (231km)
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Image Caption: Large extratropical cyclone in the northern hemisphere (approx. 32deg. N, 159deg. W) is shown in this high oblique photo from Apollo 9 March 11, 1969. Very distinctive bands of clouds spiral in a counterclockwise motion into the storm's center. These storms are often larger than hurricanes so that a 50 mm lens is required to get the storm in one view.

GEOGRAPHY/GEOLOGY/METEOROLOGY: CYCLONIC CLOUD PATTERN, CUMULUS, ALTO CUMULUS.