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LOCATION Direction Photo #: NM22-720-19 Date: Sep. 1996
Geographic Region: FALKLAND ISLANDS

NM22-720-019 East Falkland Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom Fall/Winter 1996
Located in the south Atlantic Ocean, approximately 400 miles (644 kilometers) off of the extreme southeast coast of South America, the Falkland Islands consists of roughly 200 small islands plus the two much larger islands of East and West Falkland Island. As seen in this view of northeast East Falkland Island, the coastline is deeply indented and the terrain is generally rocky and hilly, with low mountains and some boggy, undulating plains. The islands have a cold, marine climate characterized by strong westerly winds and an average of 25 inches (635 mm) of precipitation distributed evenly throughout the year. The Falklands were the object of the 1982 military conflict between the United Kingdom and Argentina.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 307k
Mission: NM22  
Roll - Frame: 720 - 19
Geographical Name: FALKLAND ISLANDS  
Center Lat x Lon: 51.5S x 58W
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
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
Orbit Number:  
Date: 199609__   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: ISLAND  
Water Views: BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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