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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS062-98-161 Date: Mar. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

STS062-098-161 Mono Lake, Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Excelsior Mountains, California, U.S.A. March 1994
The dark blue, saline waters of Mono Lake are featured in this low-oblique, northwest-looking photograph. Mono Lake, approximately 14 miles (23 kilometers) long and 9 miles (14 kilometers) wide, is fed by springs that rise through beds of saline sands. Visible are the snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains to the west and the Excelsior Mountains to the north and east. Because the lake has supplied water for the growing population of Los Angeles for the last 10 to 20 years, the ecosystem of the lake and its surrounding habitat are at risk if water conservation measures are not implemented.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 343k
Mission: STS062  
Roll - Frame: 98 - 161
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 119W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 28   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 130  
Date: 19940312   YYYYMMDD
Time: 163315   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 117.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 118   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 160   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 27   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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