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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS066-113-72 Date: Nov. 1994

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  STS066-113-072 Lake Baykal, Russia November 1994
Most of Lake Baykal (elongated, dark feature) is visible in this synoptic southwest view of southeast Siberia. Lake Baykal is a long (400 miles - 650 km), deep (maximum depth 5714 feet - 1742 meters) freshwater lake that covers a fault trench that is generally aligned in a northeast-southwest arc. The lake contains 20 percent of the worlds unfrozen fresh water. Over 365 rivers flow into Lake Baykal and only one river, the Angara River (dark, linear feature near upper right corner of image), flows out of the lake (southwest end of the lake). The lake is so large both in area and depth that it creates its own microclimate within a 15-mile (25 km) radius of the lake. As a result of the moderating effect of the lake winter temperatures are less severe and summer temperatures tend to be slightly cooler. The paralleling, snow-covered valleys on the east (left) side of the lake are a series of rift valleys. The Selenga River Delta (white, roughly triangular-shaped feature) is visible along the eastern shoreline of the lake (slightly above center). Clouds obscure a part of the western coast of Lake Baykal.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 448k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 113 - 72
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Features: LAKE BAIKAL  
Center Lat x Lon: 53.0N x 108.0E
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
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: 151  
Date: 19941113   YYYYMMDD
Time: 032101   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 79.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 313   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 695   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: -56   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
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