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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS039-85-16 Date: Apr. 1991
Geographic Region: CANADA-NS

STS039-085-016 Minas Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada May 1991
The Minas Channel (west of pointed peninsula) and the Minas Basin (east of peninsula) are part of the eastern extension of the larger Bay of Fundy. Cape Split is located on the tip of the pointed peninsula that separates these two bodies of water. The tides in the Bay of Fundy are the highest in the world ranging more than 50 feet (15 meters) from low to high tide. The lighter colored landscape shows where the cultivated fields are located. The dark, irregular shaped features inland are lakes, a result of the continental ice sheets that covered Nova Scotia during the Pleistocene era, roughly 15000 to 18000 years ago.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 381k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 85 - 16
Geographical Name: CANADA-NS  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.0N x 64.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 21   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 38  
Date: 19910430   YYYYMMDD
Time: 174540   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 64.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 215   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 142   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: HILL  
Water Views: BAY, CHANNEL, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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