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Spacecraft nadir point: 34.4° N, 74.2° W

Photo center point: 38.5° N, 76.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Northwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 149 nautical miles (276km)
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Image Caption: Chesapeake Bay

This view encompasses most of the large estuarine system of the Chesapeake Bay. The farmland and marshes of eastern shores of the Chesapeake (eastern Maryland and Virginia) are the foreground. The largest tributary flowing into the Bay is the Potomac River; Washington, D.C. is visible where the river bends to the northwest. The urban-suburban corridor between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore to the north (toward the right on this view) shows well as the gray zone which extends from left (D.C. on the Potomac) to right (Baltimore on the Patapsco River embayment on the Chesapeake, near the upper right).