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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS018-E-11174 Date: Dec. 2008
Geographic Region: CANADA-O
Feature: THUNDER BAY, SNOW

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  City of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Located on the shores of Lake Superior (regional view), the metropolitan area of Thunder Bay is one of the largest in the Province of Ontario. It is also the major port providing access to the Great Lakes for central Canada's grain products. The city of Thunder Bay is relatively new; it was incorporated in 1970 by combining the cities of Fort William (shown in this astronaut photograph) and Port Arthur with the townships of Neebing and McIntyre. While the spread of separate municipalities into a larger contiguous metropolitan area is common (urban geographers call the process agglomeration), it is less common for distinct cities to merge into a new political entity.

This detailed astronaut photograph is centered on the older city of Fort William, in the southern portion of Thunder Bay. Winter snows outline the street grid of the city, while parks appear as roughly rectangular areas of unbroken white snow. Built materials (buildings, streets) appear light gray, while vegetated areas and the rock outcrop near Mount McKay are dark green to dark gray. The Kam River to the south of Fort William is ice-covered, and has an even covering of snow that traces the river channel.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 300k
Mission: ISS018  
Roll - Frame: E - 11174
Geographical Name: CANADA-O  
Features: THUNDER BAY, SNOW  
Center Lat x Lon: 48.4N x 89.3W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: N2
 
Camera Tilt: 25   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 1569  
 
Date: 20081206   YYYYMMDD
Time: 191959   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 49.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 88.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 203   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 185   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 15   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: ICE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: FORT WILLIAM  
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