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STS049-92-69
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Spacecraft nadir point: 25.4° N, 8.4° E

Photo center point: 21.5° N, 7.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center: South

Spacecraft Altitude: 195 nautical miles (361km)
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STS49-93-069: Maritime Strato-Cumulus This picture shows a
striking contrast between open and closed cumulus in close prox-
imity to one another. Closed cell clouds are indicative of weak
upward motions while open cell cumulus indicate subsiding atmos-
pheric motions. The explanation for this contrast in cloud type
is unknown as present instruments cannot measure vertical motions
at this scale. (Picture was taken on May 9th, 1992 at
04:24:13GMT, Space Shuttle was located at 28.43N 161.03W)