STS047-153-294
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Spacecraft nadir point: 30.8° N, 18.4° W

Photo center point: 27.0° N, 17.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: South

Spacecraft Altitude: 166 nautical miles (307km)
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Von Karman Vortices south of the Canary Islands STS047-153-294
(east) STS047-153-294 (west)
9/16/92 09:02:45GMT Good synoptic view of eddies formed when
maritime air is forced around an island barrier creating eddies
in the horizontal flow. These eddies are known as Von Karman
vortices. Also visible is African dust moving southeast from
Mauritania.