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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS035-76-62 Date: Dec. 1990
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA

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  STS035-076-062 Eighty Mile Beach, Western Australia, Australia December 1990
The coastal region in this image is the central part of Eighty Mile Beach. The beach and the surrounding mudflats and marshes are one of the most important migratory stop-over areas for shorebirds in East Asia and Australia and is included in the list of RAMSAR sites. The unpolluted waters off the beach host some of the world's richest pearl beds. The actual beach width averages about 328 feet (100 meters), with a tidal range of about 20 feet (6 meters). Inland from the coast the sandy plains and ridges (parallel bands of alternating light and dark streaks) are covered by an assortment of grasses.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 294k
Mission: STS035  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 62
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Center Lat x Lon: 19.5S x 121.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 1
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 35   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 94  
Date: 19901208   YYYYMMDD
Time: 053117   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 19S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 123.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 256   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 187   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 63   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, DUNE  
Water Views: SWAMP  
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