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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS094-750-37 Date: Jul. 1997
Geographic Region: USA-HAWAII
Feature: KAUAI

STS094-750-037 Kauai, Hawaiian Islands July 1997
The oldest of the Hawaiian chain of islands, the Garden Island of Kauai covers an area of 549 sq. miles (1422 sq. km) and was formed by now-extinct volcanoes. High annual rainfall has eroded deep valleys in the central mountain mass. Kauai has several short streams, being the only island of the Hawaiian group that may be said to have rivers. Waimea Canyon, 10 miles (16 km) long and over 3000 feet (915 meters) deep is the westernmost of the several deep valleys cut into the surface of the island (prominent S-shaped valley across the thinner end of the island) and has been called the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific'. The famous Pali Coast is visible near the bottom left of the island. Besides tourism, Kauai's other major industry is sugarcane.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 318k
Mission: STS094  
Roll - Frame: 750 - 37
Geographical Name: USA-HAWAII  
Features: KAUAI  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.0N x 159.5W
Film Exposure: U   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 224  
Date: 19970715   YYYYMMDD
Time: 180056   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 23.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 159.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 76   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 157   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 26   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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