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Spacecraft nadir point: 12.9° N, 132.8° W

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Spacecraft Altitude: 153 nautical miles (283km)
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Image Caption: During the northern hemisphere's summer the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, called simply the I.T.C.Z., moves north to about 10 degrees north latitude. The I.T.C.Z. is a region of tropical waves causing rainforest needed rainfall. Occasionally a wave will move north into warmer waters and will form tropical storms. This is a picture of a tropical storm named Barbara, which was located in the Pacific Ocean. Just before this photograph was taken this storm was down graded from a hurricane status because the winds at the center of the storm fell
Below hurricane status, 74 mph.