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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS090-716-X Date: na 1998
Geographic Region: LESSER ANTILLES

STS090-716-00X Aruba, Netherland Antilles April 1998
The semi-arid island of Aruba can be seen in this south-looking view. Aruba is a semi-arid limestone platform set on an ancient core of igneous rock. The island is nearly 20 miles (32 km) long and up to 6 miles (10 km) wide and covers an area of 77 square miles (193 sq. km). Aruba is 19 miles (31 km) north of Cape San Roman on the Paraguana Peninsula (top left) of Venezuela. Little variation in temperatures occurs throughout the year and rainfall, which falls mostly in November and December, averages less than 20 inches (51 centimeters) a year. The red soil on the island is poor and thin and the thorny vegetation is quite drought resistant. Tourism and the refining of oil brought in from nearby Venezuela are the major industries. Oraniestad, located on the northwest coast, is the major city of the island.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 277k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 716 - X
Geographical Name: LESSER ANTILLES  
Center Lat x Lon: 12.5N x 70W
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: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
Date: 1998____   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, COAST  
Water Views: SEA  
Atmosphere Views: PLUME  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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