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Spacecraft nadir point: 16.6° S, 176.7° W

Photo center point: 17.5° S, 178.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Southwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 187 nautical miles (346km)
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Image Caption: Because the sun heats the ground much faster then the
water, the thermal differences between the airmass over the water and
the airmass over the land give rise to clouds and rainfall over the
land while the water remains clear. This phenomena is called the heat
island effect, and is well displayed here in this photograph.