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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61C-33-72 Date: Jan. 1986
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

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  STS61C-33-0072 Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil January 1986
One of the major tributaries of Amazon River is the Rio Negro, with its source in the mountains of eastern Colombia and its mouth at Manaus. The Rio Negro, approximately 1400 miles (2255 kilometers) long, is filled with many islands and has many secondary tributaries and channels. This photograph shows five major tributaries entering the Rio Negro approximately 180 miles (290 kilometers) northwest of Manaus, viewing clockwise--the Rio Branco from the north with highly reflective sandbars; the Rio Jauaperi; a portion of the Rio Unini; the Rio Caurés; and the Rio Jufari. The Rio Negro (named for its black color, which results from vegetal debris, not sediment) provides an excellent transportation link for the commercial shipping of rubber and nuts and also for transporting people and general goods to the hinterland of northwestern Brazil.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 103k
Mission: STS61C  
Roll - Frame: 33 - 72
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 1S x 62W
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: 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
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Date: 198601__   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
Land Views: PLAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER, SWAMP  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
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