|NASA Photo ID||STS060-94-7|
|Time taken||10:52:45 GMT|
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|5017: Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base|
Image Caption: The Isle of Wight, over 380 kilometers, is a diamond-shaped island located off the south coast of England. Separated from the mainland by The Solent, a narrow channel of water, the island is a popular resort area due to its scenery and mild climate. Sediment from English Lowland drainage systems, most notably the River Test, is visible entering the Solent and spilling into the English Channel. At the tip of the linear, northwestward inlet is the mouth of the Test and the city of Southampton, discernible as a small patch of lighter gray. Further east is a series of protected bays which are, from west to east; Portsmouth Harbour, Langstone Harbour, and Chichester Harbour.