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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-173-106 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-NEW JERSEY
Feature: DELAWARE R. & B., CITIES


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STS068-173-106 Delaware Bay and Southern New Jersey, New Jersey, U.S.A. October 1994
Because of the small scale and low oblique look angle of this northeast view of Delaware Bay and southern New Jersey, none of the infrastructure that is associated with urban development can be identified in this picture that includes Dover and Wilmington Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Camden and Atlantic City, New Jersey. Notice the almost straight line (northeast-southwest alignment) along the New Jersey coast that separates the barrier island beaches from the elevated, forested lands (dark region) towards the interior. These beaches are continuously subjected to erosion and reshaping. The coastal barrier beach is a classic example of an extensive sandy beach (light colored area) immediately adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Heading inland from the beach there is a sequence of sand dunes, elevated barrier flats, lower salt marshes, and finally many lagoons before reaching the elevated forested lands. The Delaware River, which serves as the state boundary between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, can be traced as it flows northeasterly until it reaches Trenton, New Jersey where it makes a 90 degree turn to the northwest.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 279k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 173 - 106
Geographical Name: USA-NEW JERSEY  
Features: DELAWARE R. & B., CITIES  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.5N x 75.5W
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: 47   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
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: 118  
 
Date: 19941007   YYYYMMDD
Time: 165424   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 76.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 180   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 111   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PENINSULA  
Water Views: BAY, LAGOON, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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