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STS066-94-20
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Spacecraft nadir point: 19.3° N, 12.3° E

Photo center point: 13.5° N, 14.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center: South

Spacecraft Altitude: 160 nautical miles (296km)
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Image Caption: This oblique view of Lake Chad was taken by the STS-66 crew in November, 1994. This lake lies mainly in the Republic of Chad, and partly in Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger. The size of Lake Chad varies seasonally and is actually divided into north and south basins; neither of which is generally more than 25 feet (7.6 meters) deep. In this photograph, all the water appears to be located in the southern basin with the northern and eastern edges of both basins covered with sand dunes which have invaded the area where water once stood. The prevailing wind direction can be seen from the agriculture burning in both basins to be from the east.


This oblique view of Lake Chad was taken by the STS-66 crew in November 1994. This lake lies mainly in the Republic of Chad and partly in Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger. The size of Lake Chad varies seasonally and is actually divided into north and south basins; neither of which is generally more than 25 feet (7.6 meters) deep. In this photograph, all the water appears to be located in the southern basin with the northern and eastern edges of both basins covered with sand dunes which have invaded the area where the water once stood. The prevailing wind direction can be seen from the agriculture burning in both basins to be from the east.