Earth from Space - Image Information

LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-174-121 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: CANADA-M

STS068-174-121 Cedar Lake, Manitoba, Canada October 1994
The Saskatchewan River manages to flow through the maze of small lakes and eventually Cedar Lake (large lake in center of the image) before the river empties into the northwest side of Lake Winnipeg in the upper right side of the photograph. The Saskatchewan River was dammed in 1968 to form Cedar Lake reservoir 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) above Grand Rapids. Due to the composition of the limestone formation in the area, 99909 tons of cement were used to grout the forebay of the reservoir. A dike visible on the shore of Lake Winnipegosis was constructed to keep the two water bodies separate. The large lake dotted with islands at the bottom right is the northern edge of Lake Winnipegosis. The overall landscape is swampy, flat terrain. A small section of Highway 6 is visible (upper right corner); Highway 60 runs laterally across the picture between the two large lakes, and a section of highway 10 connects with the western end of highway 60. It is interesting to note the different water colors in many of the lakes and also notice the unusual striated pattern in the marshy area north of Highway 60.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 254k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 174 - 121
Geographical Name: CANADA-M  
Center Lat x Lon: 53.5N x 100.5W
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: 34   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 102  
Date: 19941006   YYYYMMDD
Time: 170912   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 52.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 100.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 156   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 115   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 30   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE, SWAMP  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY  
City Views:  

Photo is not associated with any sequences

NASA Human
Space Flight
Home Page
Home Page
Image eXchange
JSC Digital
Image Collection
Earth Science &
Remote Sensing

This service is provided by the International Space Station program and the JSC Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit, ARES Division, Exploration Integration Science Directorate.
NASA meatball logo
ESRS logo