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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-248-68 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-VIRGINIA

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  STS068-248-068 Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia, U.S.A. October 1994
The agricultural fields of the Shenandoah Valley in northwestern Virginia are visible in this northwest-looking low-oblique view. The Shenandoah Valley is part of the Great Appalachian Valley and is over 150 miles (240 km) long. It is located between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east (lower right) and the Allegheny Mountains to the west (upper left under clouds). The valley is a rich agricultural area with fertile farm land, orchards, and pastures. During the American Civil War, the valley served as one of the Confederates' principal storehouses. The Confederate Forces of General Robert E. Lee retreated through the valley after being checked in the Antietam and Gettysburg campaigns. The city of Winchester is discernible midway between the center and the upper center of the image. Located in the northern Shenandoah Valley, Winchester is a trade, processing, and shipping center for an orchard district noted worldwide for its apples.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 63k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 248 - 68
Geographical Name: USA-VIRGINIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.0N x 78W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 134  
Date: 19941008   YYYYMMDD
Time: 163054   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 78.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 169   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 111   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
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