STS035-74-19

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Spacecraft nadir point: 21.9° S, 11.9° E

Photo center point: 23.0° S, 14.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: Southeast

Spacecraft Altitude: 190 nautical miles (352km)
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Image Caption: These open ocean Internal Waves were seen off the Namibia Coast, Africa (23.0S, 14.0E). The periodic and regularly spaced sets of internal waves most likely coincide with tidal periods about 12 hours apart. The wave length (distance from crest to crest) varies between 1.5 and 5.0 miles and the crest lengths stretch across and beyond the distance of the photo. The waves are intersecting the Namibia coastline at about a 30 degree angle.