|NASA Photo ID||STS052-154-39|
|Time taken||16:11:00 GMT|
|2443: Kodak Aerochrome 2443, color IR, thin base, EA-5 process thru June 1999, E-6 process afterward|
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Image Caption: This rare cloud free view of the city of Merida (21.0N, 90.0W) on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico was taken as an experiment with color infrared film to determine the best applications of this unique film. Color film presents an image as it appears to the eye but color infrared film eliminates haze and better defines vegetation and its vitality by the shade of red or pink. Note that much of the native forests have been cut down for farm lands.