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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51I-35-27 Date: Aug. 1985
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

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  STS51I-35-0027 Rio São Francisco, Northeast Brazil August 1985
This photograph shows a section of the Rio São Francisco in northeast Brazil and the small town of Bom Jesus da Lapa (note the two straight roads coming together in a 90-degree angle on the east side of the river, near the center of this photograph). Large rectangular agricultural field patterns can be observed near the center of the photograph along the west side of the river. Because of the size of this agricultural pattern, this area is probably a plantation and the crop is likely sugarcane. Numerous smoke plumes are visible in the photograph, possibly indicating that more land is being prepared for agriculture. In addition to other fairly large field patterns in this scene, many smaller field patterns are also clearly visible. The Rio São Francisco floodplain is seen as a narrow swath of land immediately east and west of the river. Sandbars (highly reflective areas in the river) are visible. It should be noted that this particular area is included in the general northeast region of Brazil that is subject to extensive periods of drought.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 132k
Mission: STS51I  
Roll - Frame: 35 - 27
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 13.5S x 43.5W
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: 30   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 20  
Date: 19850828   YYYYMMDD
Time: 163642   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 15.3S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 43.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 312   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 191   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 54   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE, PLUME  
City Views:  
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