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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS090-755-47 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

STS090-755-047 Owens Dry Lake, California April 1998
Owens Lake, now a dry lakebed, can be seen in this view. The high snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada are visible to the west of the dry lake and cover the top-third of the image. The rugged snow-capped Inyo Mountains can be seen to the east of the dry lake in the lower center and lower left of the image. Owens Lake formerly held waters 18 miles (29 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide. The lake was fed by the Owens River, seen traversing the image from north to south. The water from the river is now taken via the Los Angeles Aqueduct to the city of Los Angeles to supplement their drinking water. The dry lakebed is a source of dust storms in the western United States.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 359k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 755 - 47
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: OWENS LAKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.5N x 118W
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: 8   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 35  
Date: 19980419   YYYYMMDD
Time: 212204   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 117.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 226   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 137   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 57   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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