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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-209-67 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-MICHIGAN

STS068-209-067 Straits of Mackinac, Michigan, U.S.A. October 1994
Apparent in this northeast-looking, low-oblique, color infrared photograph are northern lower Michigan and the Straits of Mackinac, a passage between the Upper Peninsula and lower Michigan and an important link in the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Mackinac Straits Bridge, the third longest suspension bridge in the world [3800 feet (1159 meters) long], opened in 1957 and connects Saint Ignace and Mackinaw City. East of the bridge (near top center) are Mackinac Island, a popular tourist and resort area, and larger Bois Blanc Island. North-south-oriented Interstate Highway 75 passes between Mullett Lake to the east and Burt Lake to the west, just north of which is smaller Douglas Lake. This part of northern Michigan is an agricultural area and has commercial fishing, limestone quarrying, and lumbering. The region is a popular year-round resort and recreational area.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 329k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 209 - 67
Geographical Name: USA-MICHIGAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.5N x 84.5W
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: 27   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 102  
Date: 19941006   YYYYMMDD
Time: 171225   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 85.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 175   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST, ISLAND  
Water Views: LAKE, STRAIT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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