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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS094-743-7 Date: Jul. 1997
Geographic Region: CUBA
Feature: BAY OF NIPE

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  STS094-743-007 Nipe Bay, Cuba July 1997
Nipe Bay (large, dark embayment) is located near the eastern end of the island and along the northeast coast of Cuba. According to published environmental reports this bay has a recent history of contamination from sewage and industrial waste runoff. Faint discolorations within the bay indicate that runoff seems to be entering the water from several different sources. The lighter terrain that is partially obscured by scattered clouds within the darker landscape south to southeast of the bay shows an extensive area of mining operations. This mining activity includes a wide range of alloy minerals--specifically manganese and nickel. The darker features are the western end of a forested mountain range, known as the Sierra de Micaro that is found along the extreme northeast coast of Cuba. Several sizable reservoirs (dark, irregular-shaped features) can be identified within the extensive agricultural lands west of the mountains.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 355k
Mission: STS094  
Roll - Frame: 743 - 7
Geographical Name: CUBA  
Features: BAY OF NIPE  
Center Lat x Lon: 20.5N x 76W
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: 43   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: 30  
 
Date: 19970703   YYYYMMDD
Time: 133658   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 73.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 78   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 160   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: BAY, RESERVOIR  
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Man Made Views:  
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