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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS032-71-40 Date: Jan. 1990
Geographic Region: VENEZUELA

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  STS032-071-040 Lake Maracaibo Area, Venezuela January 1990
Maracaibo, Venezuela's second most populous city with more than 1.5 million, sits along the western edge of the strait connecting Tablazo Bay with the northern end of Lake Maracaibo. The short-flowing Palmar River and its delta can be seen on the northwest side of Lake Maracaibo. The Gulf of Venezuela, shown with sediment swirls immediately north of Tablazo Bay, provides a natural water route into the Caribbean Sea. Sandy beaches lie along the southern margin of the Gulf of Venezuela. Most of the landscape around the Maracaibo area is classified as lowlands. The darker, densely vegetated area, partially obscured by clouds west of Maracaibo, are the Perijá Mountains, part of the northern extension of the Andes Mountains. These mountains, with some elevations exceeding 10 000 feet (3050 meters) above sea level, form part of the boundary between Venezuela and Colombia. The very thin line along the northwestern edge of the photograph appears to be a northeast-southwest-aligned railroad right-of-way that crosses the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia. Since the early 1900s, the production of oil has been Maracaibo's major economic asset. Most of the oil comes from Lake Maracaibo and, to a lesser extent, from the Gulf of Venezuela.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 169k
Mission: STS032  
Roll - Frame: 71 - 40
Geographical Name: VENEZUELA  
Center Lat x Lon: 11.0N x 72W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 19   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 35  
Date: 19900111   YYYYMMDD
Time: 163029   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 10.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 72.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 168   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 175   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 57   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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