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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS075-705-57 Date: Mar. 1996
Geographic Region: BANGLADESH

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  STS075-705-057 Brahmaputra and Ganges Rivers, India February 1996
The confluence of two of south Asia's great rivers, the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, is visible near the southern edge of this southwestern-looking, high-oblique photograph. The Sun's reflection off the water (sunglint) helps identify many water channels within the floodplain of the Brahmaputra River as it curves around the heavily forested Khasi Hills of northeast India. Easily distinguished are the Brahmaputra's tributaries that flow generally southward off the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains and the southeasterly-flowing Ganges' multibraided channels and numerous sandbars. These two great rivers merge in the small, low-lying country of Bangladesh, most of which is shown in this photograph. The Sundarbans, the most extensive mangrove forest in the world and the habitat for the endangered Bengal tiger, is the dark area in the extensive delta created along the northern edge of the Bay of Bengal. Because large quantities of fertile soils are deposited in the delta and throughout Bangladesh, this heavily populated region is well endowed with rich soils for farming; however, the monsoons can produce devastating damage and loss of human life, especially for the people in the flood-prone, low-lying area.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 106k
Mission: STS075  
Roll - Frame: 705 - 57
Geographical Name: BANGLADESH  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.5N x 89.5E
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: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 119  
Date: 19960301   YYYYMMDD
Time: 055507   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 89.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 172   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 154   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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