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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-247-61 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-WYOMING

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  STS068-247-061 Yellowstone National Park and Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming, U.S.A. October 1994
Yellowstone National Park, the largest national park in the United States, and Yellowstone Lake, the largest high-mountain lake in North America [139 square miles (360 square kilometers)], are featured in this west-southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. The park lies atop a massive, dish-shaped, volcanic caldera approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) by 45 miles (72 kilometers) in size. The caldera was partially filled by lava that flowed from the cracks and opening floor after the massive eruption and collapse of the volcano approximately 600 000 years ago--an eruption 1000 times the force of the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens Volcano in Washington. With approximately 10 000 geysers and hot springs, Yellowstone sits on one of the hottest "hot spots" on Earth. Between 1923 and 1985, the caldera rose almost 4 feet (1 meter) in height. Since 1985, the caldera has sunk approximately 6 inches (15 centimeters). Visible are portions of the volcanic Absaroka Range to the east and three smaller lakes near Yellowstone Lake--Shoshone, to the southwest; Lewis, southeast of Shoshone; and Heart Lake, the smallest and most southeastern.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 65k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 247 - 61
Geographical Name: USA-WYOMING  
Center Lat x Lon: 44.5N x 110.5W
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: 49   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 19941009   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173436   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 108.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 153   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 110   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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