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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS036-73-56 Date: Mar. 1990
Geographic Region: MOZAMBIQUE

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  STS036-073-056 Bazaruto Island, Mozambique March 1990
The sandy island of Bazaruto, Mozambique, is located approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of the mouth of the Save River. The warm, southward-flowing Mozambique Current seems to contribute to the increasing buildup of the sandy coastline. Because the water along this coastal area is very clear, much of the subsurface channel pattern around the island is discernible. Several narrow lines of plankton bloom (barely visible in the photograph) parallel the shoreline. The coastal plains show numerous lakes and a swampy environment that appears to be karst topography. Underlying the area is limestone rock that has eroded into a pockmarked landscape, creating water-filled sinkholes. Rainfall amounts in this humid equatorial climate range between 20 and 40 inches (50 and 100 centimeters) annually.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 109k
Mission: STS036  
Roll - Frame: 73 - 56
Geographical Name: MOZAMBIQUE  
Center Lat x Lon: 22S x 35.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 23   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 35  
Date: 19900302   YYYYMMDD
Time: 111439   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.6S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 34.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 305   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 132   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 65   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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