STS055-102-1
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Spacecraft nadir point: 12.7° N, 26.0° W

Photo center point: 11.5° N, 24.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Southeast

Spacecraft Altitude: 163 nautical miles (302km)
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Image Caption: Cape Verde under Saharan dust

All but the highest point of the Cape Verde islands in the eastern Atlantic Ocean can be seen in this remarkable view. The active volcano Pico on the peanut-growing island Fogo, reaches 9279 feet above sea level, indicating that the top of the dust mass reaches almost as high during this 1993 dust outblow event from the Sahara. The edge of the large dust pall can be seen across the top of the picture.