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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS081-742-23 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: NICARAGUA

STS081-742-23 Lake Managua, Nicaragua January 1997
The dark-looking water of Lake Managua (left middle) and the northwest end of Lake Nicaragua (right middle) stand out in marked contrast with the volcanic landscape of western Nicaragua in this color infrared image. Most of the land between the two lakes is used for agriculture (note the cultivated field patterns). There is a light colored sediment plume in the water along the east shore of Lake Managua. The smaller dark features that are aligned northwest to southeast display the location of four craters/calderas that have been filled with water. These water-filled structures help to identify the active volcanic belt that borders and parallels the west coast of Central America. The capital of Nicaragua, Managua, is the highly reflective (lighter in color) area south of Lake Managua. Masaya Volcano, a composite twin volcano with multiple summit craters and a caldera lake along the east side of the volcano, is discernible southeast of the city of Managua (slightly below the center of the image). Notice how the color infrared picture (green vegetation is portrayed as reddish colors) helps to document the deeply eroded western flanks of the low mountains in the lower third of the picture.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 381k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 742 - 23
Geographical Name: NICARAGUA  
Features: LAKE MANAGUA  
Center Lat x Lon: 12.0N x 86W
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: 37   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: 131  
Date: 19970120   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162540   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 9.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 86.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 143   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 193   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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