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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS048-E-71652 Date: Sep. 2016
Geographic Region: USA-SOUTH DAKOTA

Image Caption: White River, South Dakota

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station focused a camera on the White River where it pours milky-colored water into the blue-green of Lake Francis Case. The White River's name - Makhizita wakpa, or "White Dirt River" in the Lakota language - derives from the white sediment it carries from erosion and weathering of rocks and soils upstream, especially limestone and volcanic ash from sources near South Dakota's Badlands. (The white rocks exposed in the Badlands are visible in this photograph from the early days of the ISS.)

Lake Francis Case is an artificial reservoir on the Missouri River, and it fills the entire width of the Missouri River valley, marked by low but steep bluffs that line both shores. For scale, the bridge and causeway where Interstate Highway 90 crosses the reservoir (at the town of Chamberlain) is a mile long (1.6 kilometers). The town is the local commercial center for the many farms that surround Red Lake (top left).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 431k
Mission: ISS048  
Roll - Frame: E - 71652
Geographical Name: USA-SOUTH DAKOTA  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.6N x 99.4W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: N6
Camera Tilt: 47   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 500  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 20160903   YYYYMMDD
Time: 182841   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 103.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 170   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 216   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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