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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-705-5 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

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  STS090-705-005 Monterey Bay, California April, 1998
An inlet of the Pacific Ocean, Monterey Bay can be seen in this east-northeast-looking view. Once home of the nation's largest fishing port, Monterey Bay is today the largest marine sanctuary in the United States. Its diversity of habitats and marine life makes it one of the richest temperate-zone marine regions on Earth. This region is also home to the world's greatest assemblage of marine research institutions. In the upper right portion of the image and extending to Monterey Bay is the Salinas River Valley. Just below the center-left of the image is the city of Santa Cruz, a seaside city with many fine beaches that is backed by rugged hills and redwood forests. Midway between the center and right center of the image is the city of Monterey. Point Pinos to the north and Cypress Point to the south are also visible. At the right center of the image are the northern portions of the Santa Lucia Mountains.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 325k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 705 - 5
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.0N x 122W
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: 15   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 4  
Date: 19980417   YYYYMMDD
Time: 225937   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 122.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 247   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 140   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: BAY, RIVER  
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