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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS090-751-54 Date: May 1998
Geographic Region: USA-FLORIDA

STS090-751-54 South Florida, Florida, USA April 1998
Most of the southern tip of the mainland of Florida is visible in this easterly view that includes a variety of recognizable features. The highly reflective, light blue-green area along the southern edge of the picture is part of Florida Bay, a very shallow body of water where water depths rarely exceed 10 feet (3 meters). The darker landscape in the southwest corner of the picture is part of an extensive mangrove forest that borders the southern coastline of Florida. The alternating bands of light and dark (northwest corner) are sawgrass wetlands of Everglades National Park. In this section of the Everglades, water flow changes from the more characteristic north-south flow to a more southwesterly flow as it nears the coast. The city of Homestead (light-colored area north-center) is surrounded by extensive agriculture. A variety of vegetables are produced in this region of south Florida. Runways (light-colored lines) of Homestead Air Force Base are visible along the east edge of Homestead. The two even longer, parallel lines southeast of Homestead and adjacent to the southwest side of Biscayne Bay are cooling canals for the Turkey Point Power Generating Plant. The northern extent of the Florida Keys, a 225-mile (362-kilometer) chain of small islands that extends southwest from the Florida mainland, is also visible. Different shades of blue water here are roughly correlated with water depths--lighter shades of blue generally indicate water depths in the tens of feet, while darker blues can indicate depths in the hundreds of feet.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 309k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 751 - 54
Geographical Name: USA-FLORIDA  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.5N x 80.5W
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: 38   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 241  
Date: 19980502   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173614   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 82.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 194   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 131   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 80   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: BAY, SWAMP, REEF  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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