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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS038-74-86 Date: Nov. 1990
Geographic Region: LOYALTY ISLANDS

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  STS038-74-86 Ouvea Island, Beautemps Atoll, Loyality Islands November 1990
This southeast-looking view shows the beautiful light blue waters surrounding Ouvea Island. Ouvea Island is a coral atoll that rests on the remains of a submerged volcanic island. The coral atoll was uplifted millions of years ago giving birth to the slightly raised land mass now visible on the image. Only the southeast portion of the present island was uplifted, thus the overall island retains its original appearance particularly the island's large lagoon. The 16 miles (25 km) of white sandy beach facing the lagoon is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. There are no rivers on Ouvea Island. The water, which supplies the people who live on the island, comes from rain that seeps through the calcareous soil and forms freshwater pools. Ouvea Island is approximately 62 miles (100 km) northeast of New Caledonia. Beautemps Atoll is visible near the lower right of the image. Jovan Reef is discernible in the upper left portion of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 345k
Mission: STS038  
Roll - Frame: 74 - 86
Geographical Name: LOYALTY ISLANDS  
Center Lat x Lon: 20.6S x 166.6E
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: 42   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 15  
Date: 19901116   YYYYMMDD
Time: 214014   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.1S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 168.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 94   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 142   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, ATOLL  
Water Views: REEF, LAGOON  
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