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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-714-66 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: KAZAKHSTAN

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  STS091-714-066 Syr Darya (River), Kazakhstan June 1998
The Syr Darya, one of the principal rivers of the arid central Asia, drains northwest towards the Aral Sea in south central Kazakhstan. The main channel of the river (dark, winding feature) crosses the image horizontally from side to side. The channel is especially visible along the left edge (middle) of the picture. The darker landscape on either side of the main channel shows the extensiveness of the irrigated, cultivated field patterns where agricultural productivity, primarily cotton, increased since the 1960s. Two other stream channels (thin, dark lines-lower left), aligned northeast to southwest, connect with the Syr Darya near the middle of the picture. Extensive areas of lighter-colored land patterns northeast (top right) and west (left middle) of the Syr Darya are unproductive lands, consisting mainly of numerous dry lakebeds. Part of a large sandy desert can be seen south (lower right corner) of the darker, irrigated plains.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 358k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 714 - 66
Geographical Name: KAZAKHSTAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.0N x 64.5E
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
Date: 199806__   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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