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Image Caption: This oblique photograph was taken during Space Shuttle Mission STS-26 (August 1988). The Orbiter nadir position at the time of exposure was approximately 8S 63W, over northern Rondonia State. The altitude was 164 nautical miles. The view is to the WNW across Rondonia and Acre States of Brazil, Northern Bolivia, and ending in the Peruvian Amazon in the upper right. The Andes Mountains of Peru/Ecuador in the upper right are at approximately 2S 78W. The major forest fire plume S1 in the center is approximately halfway between Porto Velho, Rondonia, and Rio Branco, Acre. The are within this view is trapezoidal, measuring some 10 of latitude by 15 of longitude. NASA Photograph. L = Land area. S (1,2,3,4) = smoke pall with various texture classes. C = clouds.