STS036-91-111
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Spacecraft nadir point: 13.0° N, 15.4° E

Photo center point: 13.5° N, 14.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center: Northwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 128 nautical miles (237km)
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Image Caption: An infra-red view of Lake Chad, Africa (13.5N, 14.5E) showing the sparse vegetation still remaining on the shores and dry bed of this almost extinct lake. First noticed about 25 to 30 years ago that the lake was undergoing change and was drying up, astronauts since then have been photographing it on a regular basis to record the diminishing lake bed. This lake was once the aproximate size of Lake Erie but is now only about half that size.