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STS033-75-20
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Spacecraft nadir point: 20.9° N, 154.4° W

Photo center point: 19.5° N, 155.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Southwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 130 nautical miles (241km)
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Image Caption:
Mauna Loa, Hawaii Mauna Loa is still active, and the major type
of eruption is rift flows from the mountainUs flanks, as well
displayed in this photograph. The island was flanked by stratocu-
mulus clouds on three sides. Trade wind inversion is a barrier to
vertical cloud development over the open water, and there is a
general suppresiion of clouds on the lee side of the island.
Heating over land has begun, as shown by cloud ridges that run
from the lower right to the upper left, parallel to the trade
wind flow. Continued heating will result in a cap cloud of the
volcano summit. S33-75-020.