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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61C-31-51 Date: Jan. 1986
Geographic Region: NICARAGUA

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  STS61C-31-0051 Lake Managua, Nicaragua January 1986
The second largest freshwater lake in Central America, Lake Managua can be seen in this west-southwest-looking view. Located in a rift valley, Lake Managua is 34 miles (56 km) long and 15 miles (24 km) wide. Lake Nicaragua is drained by the San Juan River, which flows east-southeast through a rift valley and empties into the Caribbean Sea. Also visible in this view are a number of volcanoes and volcano craters. This line of young volcanoes lie about 47 miles (75 km) inland from the Pacific Ocean (upper left) and are just to the west of a large coastal fracture or structural rift. The soils around the volcanoes are very fertile, and numerous agricultural field patterns are discernible scattered throughout the image. Just to the left of the bottom center of the image is the capital city of Managua, the industrial and commercial center of the country. The climate of the city is normally very hot and sultry. The city has been prone to many destructive earthquakes during its history, the last one occurring December 23, 1972 when Managua was almost completely destroyed and more than 10000 lives were lost.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 400k
Mission: STS61C  
Roll - Frame: 31 - 51
Geographical Name: NICARAGUA  
Center Lat x Lon: 12.5N x 86.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 20   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 19860112   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164833   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 11.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 85.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 155   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 176   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
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City Views:  
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