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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS044-E-661 Date: Jun. 2015
Geographic Region: ZAMBIA

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  Chilubi Island, Lake Bangweulu, Zambia

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took this detailed image of the strange rounded shapes of the coastline of Chilubi Island, a light-toned island of sand in the dark waters of Lake Bangweulu. Here we see open water in the arms of the lake with areas of wetland vegetated (reed, papyrus and floating grass) in green. The coastlines are smoothed by easterly winds eroding ancient sand dunes.

Chilubi Island has 100 km of coastline giving prime access to the richest fishing waters in northern Zambia. The higher population density of numerous fishing villages has resulted in a narrow devegetated strip of a lighter tone following all the shorelines. The lake, which is only 4 m deep on average, is rich enough to supply fish for the copper-mining towns to the west. The explorer and missionary David Livingstone was the first European to visit the lake (1868).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 101k
Mission: ISS044  
Roll - Frame: E - 661
Geographical Name: ZAMBIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 11.2S x 30.0E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N6
Camera Tilt: 13   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 1150  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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:  
Date: 20150614   YYYYMMDD
Time: 102945   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 10.5S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 29.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 349   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 217   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 56   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views: LAKE  
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