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Spacecraft nadir point: 12.3° N, 125.6° E

Photo center point: 10.5° N, 125.0° E

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Spacecraft Altitude: 196 nautical miles (363km)
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Image Caption:
STS044-93-073: LEYTE, PHILIPPINES Color visible photograph of
sunglint along the coast of Leyte, Philippines (10.7! N, 125.1!
E). Smooth water adjacent to the coastline indicates the pres-
ence of cooler, possibly fresher coastal water. Internal waves
are visible approaching the southeast shoreline. These were
likely generated by the swift tidal flow through the narrow Suri-
gao Strait to the east.

The effects of Tropical Storm Thelma in November 1991, three weeks prior to the taking of this photo can still be seen on Leyte, (10.5N, 125.0E). Flash floods and mud slides triggered by the heavy rainfall and aggravated by logging operations on the mountain slopes, added to the general destruction caused by the storm. Fresh water runoff (lens) into the ocean are still evident as numerous bright semi circles around the island perimeter.