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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS059-L15-32 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

STS059-L15-032 Sierra Nevada Mountains, California and Nevada, U.S.A. April 1994
The snow-capped northern Sierra Nevadas are featured in this low-oblique, northeast-looking, synoptic photograph. The Sierra Nevadas, the largest tilted fault block structure in the United States, provide snowmelt to the Sacramento Valley for irrigation. Visible are dark blue Lake Tahoe, a deep basin within the Sierra Nevadas, near the center right and light blue Pyramid Lake, named for the large pyramidal rocks surrounding it, to the north and east of Lake Tahoe. Viewing from Pyramid Lake are the north-south-trending Warner Mountains to the north-northwest; the dry, alkaline lakes of Smoke Creek Desert and Black Rock Desert to the north; and white, marshy Carson Sink to the east.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 271k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: L15 - 32
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.0N x 121W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: LH
Camera Tilt: 39   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 104  
Date: 19940415   YYYYMMDD
Time: 200015   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 122.2W  
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: 114   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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