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Spacecraft nadir point: 40.5° N, 88.6° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 190 nautical miles (352km)
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Image Caption: STS060-103-089 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. February 1994
Snow cover in metropolitan Chicago, ice floes on parts of Lake Michigan, and ice along the lakeshore appear in this northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. The Des Plains River flows southerly through Joliet, becomes the Illinois River south of Joliet, and eventually flows south-southwest into the Mississippi River. Discernible is the Fox River that flows northeastward through Aurora (bottom left).

The Chicago, Illinois area is in this northeast looking low oblique view obtained during STS-60. A good portion of Lake Michigan is covered with ice due to the very cold winter weather. The Des Plaines river is visible traversing northeast to southwest throught the center of the city. O'Hare International Airport and the Glenview Naval Air Station can be seen to the north of the Des Plaines River. Midway Airport is visible just to the south of the river.