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Spacecraft nadir point: 34.3° N, 68.4° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 307 nautical miles (569km)
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Image Caption: STS048-604-22 Smog over Virginia and Carolina Capes
The late summer inversion (the impact of the Bermuda high pressure cell) of the SE U.S. leads to smoggy conditions prevailing east of the Atlantic fall line (Appalachians) for two to three months.