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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS066-121-27 Date: Nov. 1994
Geographic Region: CANADA-O

STS066-121-027 James Bay, Canada November 1994
The light parts of the picture show muddy sediment which is being fed into James Bay by local rivers. The sediment pattern and current flow around the western end of Akimiski Island (center of image) are very pronounced in this westward view along the west side of shallow James Bay. Akimiski Island is only separated from the mainland and the mouth of the Attawapiskat River by 10 miles (16 kilometers). The dark water plumes along the top of the picture show drainage into James Bay from several small rivers as well as the Attawapiskat River. The overall quality of the image is too dark to allow many landforms or topography to be discerned, except to note that the drainage off of Akimiski Island is towards the north (right side of image). Patterns in the water immediately right (north) of the island show that winds on the day this photo was taken were blowing from the south (left).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 286k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 121 - 27
Geographical Name: CANADA-O  
Center Lat x Lon: 53.0N x 82W
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: 7   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 34  
Date: 19941105   YYYYMMDD
Time: 190158   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 53.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 81.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 208   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 17   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views: BAY, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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