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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS039-94-12 Date: May 1991
Geographic Region: USA-ARIZONA

STS039-094-012 Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. May 1991
Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, can be seen in this southeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. Located on the banks of the Salt River (southern portion of the photograph), Phoenix is the hub of the rich Salt River Valley cotton and truck farming region. In 1940, Phoenix had a population of nearly 65 000; in 1990, the population had grown to 850 000, with a metropolitan population of more than 2.1 million. Covering 386 square miles (1000 square kilometers) of the former Salt River Oasis and its irrigated farmlands, Phoenix is larger in area than either Chicago or New York City. Phoenix is an important data processing and electronics research center; also manufactured are aircraft and aircraft parts, fabricated metals, machinery, food products, textiles, chemicals, aluminum products, air conditioners, and apparel. The sunny, dry climate has made Phoenix a winter retreat, a noted health resort, and a retirement center.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 132k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 94 - 12
Geographical Name: USA-ARIZONA  
Features: PHOENIX AREA  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.5N x 112W
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: 48   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 104  
Date: 19910504   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201917   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 114.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 176   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 145   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: PHOENIX  

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