STS096-701-25
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Spacecraft nadir point: 42.0° N, 89.8° W

Photo center point: 43.5° N, 78.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: East

Spacecraft Altitude: 204 nautical miles (378km)
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Image Caption: Lake Ontario, the smallest of the Great Lakes, as it appeared to the
STS-96 crew in low light and partial sunglint. Lake Ontario
discharges into the Saint Lawrence river which flows northeast towards
the Atlantic. Lake Champlain also shows partial sunglint
east-northeast of Lake Ontario. The thin white lines in the
photograph are contrails from some of the heavy air traffic in this
eastern corridor.