STS029-74-6

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Spacecraft nadir point: 5.6° N, 50.1° W

Photo center point: 4.0° N, 51.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Southwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 163 nautical miles (302km)
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Image Caption:
The North Equatorial Current

As the west-flowing North Equatorial Current impinges on the
South American coast, it is deflected northwest. The current can
be traced when it entrains silty waters, as seen here (north of
the mouth of the Amazon River). (S29-74-006)