STS060-88-70
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Spacecraft nadir point: 39.1° N, 7.0° W

Photo center point: 36.0° N, 5.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Southeast

Spacecraft Altitude: 191 nautical miles (354km)
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Image Caption: This view shows sunglint in the Strait of Gibraltar. In this photograph a high pressure atmospheric system over the Iberian Peninsula has set the conditions for seeing a plankton bloom along the Moroccan coast in the Alboran Sea coastal counter current as well as illuminating the influence of winds in the sunglint pattern near the Strait of Gibraltar. Where the water is ruffled from a wind gust, such as off Cadiz, Spain, the surface is less reflective and thus appears dark. The Bay of Cadiz on the southwest coast of Spain, the Rock of Gibraltar, and the Moroccan coast are also beautifully illustrated in this photography.