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STS077-743-56
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Spacecraft nadir point: 19.3° N, 29.1° W

Photo center point: 15.0° N, 26.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Southeast

Spacecraft Altitude: 154 nautical miles (285km)
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Image Caption: As stable air passes over the tall volcanic islands to the west of
Africa the airflow is changed into small vortices which spin off
and slowly return back to normal. Space Shuttle photography
has documented this event off many major island chains in all of
the world s oceans.