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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS51B-146-119 Date: na 1985
Geographic Region: USA-UTAH

STS51B-146-0119 Great Salt Lake, Utah, U.S.A. May 1985
The Great Salt Lake, the largest salt lake in North America, is featured in this spectacular, south-southeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. The lake is a remnant of a much larger prehistoric lake that covered portions of present-day Idaho, Nevada, and Utah 12 000 years ago. Dependent on precipitation, the Great Salt Lake fluctuates in size seasonally and yearly. This photograph shows a water level higher than usual because of above-normal precipitation in preceding years. A railway causeway bisects the lake--the northern, greenish half with a higher concentration of salt is much shallower than the bluish southern half. Visible counterclockwise from the upper left corner are the snowcapped Wasatch Range; center-pivot irrigation fields; and the Great Salt Lake Desert, once the floor of ancient Lake Bonneville.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 259k
Mission: STS51B  
Roll - Frame: 146 - 119
Geographical Name: USA-UTAH  
Features: GR. SALT LAKE, EDDY  
Center Lat x Lon: 41.2N x 112.8W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: LH
Camera Tilt: LO   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: 34  
Date: 1985____   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: DESERT, BASIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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