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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS066-85-76 Date: Nov. 1994
Geographic Region: INDIA

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  STS066-085-076 Ganges River, India November 1994
The eastward flowing Ganges River (upper left to bottom center) makes a dramatic but brief course change around the northern end of hills (center of image) that protrude northward. Two small Indian towns, Monghyr and Jamalpur, are located along the western edge of the hilly protrusion. The highly reflective (white-looking) surfaces within the broad floodplain of the Ganges River are sandbars. Note that some of the sandbars have green vegetation (represented by shades of red) growing on the sandy, alluvial soils. The reddish colors (green vegetation) of this color infrared image maps vegetation density differences throughout the scene. The hills, for example, (left center) with their deep reds shows a dense forest cover, while the lighter pinks map agricultural lands or areas of less dense vegetation. The color infrared film also helps to identify numerous scars on the landscape that are attributable to course changes in the Ganges River. The dark linear feature that skirts (runs vertically, top to bottom) the northern border of the Ganges floodplain is a railroad right of way that has been built on a levee. The meandering Ghugri River, a tributary of the Ganges, is visible near the right margin of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 368k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 76
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.5N x 86.5E
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: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 72  
Date: 19941108   YYYYMMDD
Time: 040954   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 85.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 144   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 160   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: HILL, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
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