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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS041-83-87 Date: Oct. 1990
Geographic Region: ETHIOPIA
Feature: LAKE TANA

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  STS041-083-087 Lake Tana, Ethiopia October 1990
Sediment-filled Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia, is visible in this near-vertical photograph. Located near the center of the high Ethiopian Plateau, Lake Tana covers 1400 square miles (3625 square kilometers). The lake is 47 miles (76 kilometers) long, 44 miles (71 kilometers) wide, and sits at an elevation of 6000 feet (1830 meters) above sea level. One of the many small streams feeding the lake is believed to be the source of the Blue Nile River. Lake Tana drains into the Blue Nile, which shortly thereafter plunges over the high Tisisat Falls (not visible in the photograph) south of the lake and turns southeast into a deep, rugged canyon. Visible are portions of the Choke Mountains south of the lake; the rugged Amhara Plateau west of the lake; and the islands of Dega and Dek, sites of historic monasteries, in the south-central portion of the lake.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 133k
Mission: STS041  
Roll - Frame: 83 - 87
Geographical Name: ETHIOPIA  
Features: LAKE TANA  
Center Lat x Lon: 12.0N x 37.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 4   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 61  
Date: 19901010   YYYYMMDD
Time: 062508   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 12.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 37.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 111   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 42   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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