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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-214-27 Date: Sep. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-ARIZONA

STS068-214-027 Lake Mead, Nevada and Arizona, U.S.A. October 1994
Both Las Vegas and Lake Mead--southern Nevada's two major tourist attractions--are partially included in this northwest-looking photograph. Lake Mead, created by the construction of Hoover Dam (formerly Boulder Dam), is the dark body of water on the Colorado River. The very small white dot near the center of the photograph is Hoover Dam. From Hoover Dam the Colorado River begins its journey to the south, where it forms the boundary between Arizona and Nevada. Major features in this photograph include the McCullough Range south of Las Vegas; the Eldorado Mountains and Black Mountains, west and east of the Colorado River, respectively; and the Muddy Mountains northeast of Las Vegas. Although no detail of the city's infrastructure is discernible, the southeast section of Las Vegas is visible at the top of the photograph.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 336k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 214 - 27
Geographical Name: USA-ARIZONA  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 114.5W
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: 36   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 8  
Date: 19940930   YYYYMMDD
Time: 220815   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 113.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 234   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 118   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: DAM, URBAN AREA  
City Views:  

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