STS51F-35-75
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Spacecraft nadir point: 44.4° N, 75.8° E

Photo center point: 38.5° N, 73.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: South

Spacecraft Altitude: 176 nautical miles (326km)
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Image Caption: Jet Stream clouds
The wispy cirrus clouds are typical of jet stream clouds.
They are perpendicular to the wind flow. Often there will
also be cirrus running horizontal to the jet flow. This
subtropical jet is found in the south Pacific at 24.5S
105.7W. Jet Streams whether they are subtropical or Polar
are used as steering paths by low pressure systems and are
also strengthen or weaken lows depending on their location
with respect to the jet stream.