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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS032-72-61 Date: Jan. 1990
Geographic Region: INDIA

STS032-72-61 Krishna River, India
The Krishna River flows eastward across the Deccan Plateau of southern India until it empties through four major distributaries into the Bay of Bengal. The river, with its headwaters in the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, flows eastward for approximately 800 miles (1300 kilometers) until it bends southward for the last 50 miles (80 kilometers). The Krishna River delta is typical of the wider deltas along the southeast coast of India (also known as the Coromandel Coast). The braided stream channels, broad floodplain, and extensive sandbars suggest that this part of the Krishna River flows through relatively flat terrain and carries substantial amounts of sediment, especially during the monsoon season. The outline of the city of Guntur and nearby, smaller rice-producing towns are visible near the northwest edge of the photograph.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 100k
Mission: STS032  
Roll - Frame: 72 - 61
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 16.0N x 81.0E
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: 31   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 28  
Date: 19900111   YYYYMMDD
Time: 055141   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 14.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 81.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 161   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 175   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 51   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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