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STS058-77-83
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Spacecraft nadir point: 33.2° S, 25.7° E

Photo center point: 33.5° S, 26.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: Southeast

Spacecraft Altitude: 152 nautical miles (282km)
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Image Caption: South coast, Cape Province, South Africa

In this scene of the south coast of Africa, Cape Aquihas, the southernmost point on the continent, appears as the leftmost cape. Viewed with the Earth's limb top left, clouds at bottom, the view direction is west and north top right. The Cape of Good Hope, with Cape Town nearby, is the thin spike beyond. The great bay in the foreground is Algoa Bay with the city of Port Elizabeth. The entire fold mountain belt of southern Africa is visible; these mountains appear as green (forested) wavy structures stretching west from the foregound, to the Cape of Good Hope, and then northwards some distance.