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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS043-96-54 Date: Aug. 1991
Geographic Region: CANARY ISLANDS

STS043-096-054 Von Karmen Vortices, Canary Islands August, 1991
Vortices have formed from strong winds passing the Canary Islands. The volcanic islands can be seen impeding low Stratus clouds as they are transported by the winds, moving from the bottom left to the upper right of the image. Vortices are being formed on the leeward side of the islands. These vortices can extend for several miles (kilometers) before breaking-up and reforming spiral clouds.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 145k
Mission: STS043  
Roll - Frame: 96 - 54
Geographical Name: CANARY ISLANDS  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.0N x 16.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 90
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 12   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 76  
Date: 19910807   YYYYMMDD
Time: 082414   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 16.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 83   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 177   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 23   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views: VON KARMAN VORTEX  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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