Browse image
Resolutions offered for this image:
5184 x 4032 pixels 640 x 497 pixels 640 x 480 pixels
Cloud masks available for this image:

Spacecraft nadir point: 57.1° N, 94.7° W

Photo center point: 57.0° N, 93.0° W

Photo center point by machine learning:

Nadir to Photo Center: East

Spacecraft Altitude: 161 nautical miles (298km)
Click for a map
Width Height Annotated Cropped Purpose Links
5184 pixels 4032 pixels No No Earth From Space collection Download Image
640 pixels 497 pixels No No Earth From Space collection Download Image
640 pixels 480 pixels No No ISD 1 Download Image
Other options available:
Download Packaged File
Download a Google Earth KML for this Image
View photo footprint information
Download a GeoTIFF for this photo
Image Caption: STS028-152-149 Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada August 1989
The Nelson River (larger, westerly) and the Hayes River (smaller, southwesterly) form a small peninsula that extends modestly into the southwest side of Hudson Bay. In this image there is no hint of human development or activity with the possible exception of a single smoke plume east of the Hayes River. But even the fire could have been started earlier by a lightning strike from a passing thunderstorm. The lighter colored shorelines east and north of the mouths of these rivers are sandy beaches. The spongy pattern made by a multitude of small lakes (dark features) shows the boggy landscape that is prevalent around Hudson Bay.