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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51I-37-37 Date: Aug. 1985
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

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  STS51I-37-0037 Paraná River, Brazil August 1985
This low-oblique, southwest-looking photograph shows a small portion of the Paraná River. The Paraná, 2485 miles (3999 kilometers) long, is the Western Hemisphere's third longest river. The Paranapanema River, 500 miles (805 kilometers) long, can be seen entering the Paraná from the east. Near the center of the photograph, partial construction of a new dam is discernible. Now completed, the dam holds the Pôrto Primavera Reservoir. Presently, the dark green vegetation in the floodplain of the Paraná is covered with water from the reservoir, which is used not only to generate electricity but also to irrigate the agricultural fields on either side of the river.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 147k
Mission: STS51I  
Roll - Frame: 37 - 37
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.5S x 53W
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: 30   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 21  
Date: 19850828   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181241   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.7S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 51.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 303   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 192   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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