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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS055-76-21 Date: na 1993
Geographic Region: INDIA

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  STS055-076-021 Delhi/New Delhi Area, India May 1993
The location of the conurbation of Delhi and New Delhi can be identified (slightly left and below center) in this near-vertical view as the grayish-looking area (street patterns are barely discernible) along the west bank of the meandering, southward flowing Yamuna River (thin, dark line, bottom center to left edge). The extensive metropolitan area consists of the two cities within one. Delhi, the older city with its walled forts, mosques, and chaotic markets, is located in the northern part of this large urban area (population over 10 million), while New Delhi, India's national capital that was developed by the British during the first quarter of the 20th century, is more modern and spacious and is located south of but adjacent to Delhi. The regional significance of these two cities was the result of their geographic location. The cities are situated in a narrow corridor of relatively flat land that included all the land routes from northwest India to the northern Gangetic Plains. The climate regime of the region is semiarid for most of the year, except for the brief period when the wet summer monsoon can provide substantial rainfall but then only for very limited periods.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 433k
Mission: STS055  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 21
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Features: DELHI, NEW DELHI  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.5N x 77.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
Date: 1993____   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: NEW DELHI  
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