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Spacecraft nadir point: 25.6° N, 42.1° E

Photo center point: 23.0° N, 38.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: Southwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 161 nautical miles (298km)
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Image Caption: STS-65 Earth observation taken aboard Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, shows the west coast of Saudi Arabia with the port city of Yanbu' Al Bahr. The coast and this port city are the identifying landmarks with respect to locating the position of the striated plankton blooms in the Red Sea. This plankton bloom is accentuated by the sizable diverging eddies as the surface currents seem to be deflected by the small near-shore islands into the north and south eddies. Approximate center point for the photograph is 23.5 degrees north and 37.5 degrees east.