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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS081-717-66 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: ITALY

STS081-717-066 Lake Garda, Italy January 1997
Lake Garda, the elongated, dark feature near the center of the picture, is one of several glacially formed lakes in the Italian Alps of northern Italy. Lake Garda occupies a basin where the southern extent of an Alpine valley was deepened by glaciers and dammed by a large terminal moraine. The lake is 32 miles (51 km) long and has contrasting scenery that includes open, rolling plains at the southern end and rugged, precipitous mountains east and west of the lake. The paralleling valleys adjacent to Lake Garda show elongated, dark features, which are shadows caused by the high, snow covered mountains. There is, however, a small lake (dark feature) in the valley immediately west of Lake Garda. The Italian cities of Verona (southeast of the lake) and Brescia (southwest of the lake) are in this scene but cannot be identified because of the small scale of the image and the lack of contrast between the natural environment and the urban areas. The bottom third of the image shows a section of the broad alluvial plains of the Po River Valley.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 398k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 717 - 66
Geographical Name: ITALY  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.5N x 10.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 32   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 33  
Date: 19970114   YYYYMMDD
Time: 094749   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 9.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 155   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 193   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 21   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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