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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS066-95-95 Date: Nov. 1994
Geographic Region: CHINA

STS066-095-095 Dust Storm, Gobi Desert, China November 1994
This high oblique, southeasterly view shows a large dust storm in progress (light-color, east-west swath) along the southern margin of the Gobi Desert. Tremendous quantities of soil are transported from the deserts of west central China eastward. The westerly winds carry fine-grained silt from western China towards east China where large deposits of loess have created vertical cliffs that are several hundred feet high in the vicinity of the Huang Ho (formerly called the Yellow River). Recognizable physical landforms in this image include the Helan Mountains (small dark area - upper left); a very small section of the Huang Ho (light colored linear feature east of Helan Mountains); and the northeast - southwest aligned Yabral Mountains (elongated, dark feature slightly above and right of center).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 295k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 95 - 95
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.5N x 101.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: HO   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: 25  
Date: 19941105   YYYYMMDD
Time: 052349   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 45.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 107.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 194   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 164   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 28   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views: DUST  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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