STS51A-34-110

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Spacecraft nadir point: 11.9° N, 74.8° W

Photo center point: 11.0° N, 75.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: South

Spacecraft Altitude: 170 nautical miles (315km)
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Image Caption:
Caribbean Sea current interface

Two near-vertical views, show a number of current interfaces off
the Colombian coast. The views were taken in November 1984. The
top photograph taken in sunglint, shows the mouth of the Magdela-
na River as it enters the Caribbean. Sediment from the river
mixes with the sea water. Cooler, deeper ocean waters upwell just
offshore. The bottom view gives a different perspective of the
same area. Taken just out of the sunglint, the surface features
take on a slightly different pattern and different color. Both
type of views of surface patterns are desirable. (51A-34-109,
110)