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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS61A-32-29 Date: Oct. 1985
Geographic Region: CAMBODIA

STS61A-32-0029 Mekong River, Cambodia November 1985
A section of the muddy-looking Mekong River meanders through the low-lying, swampy terrain in south central Cambodia. This section of the Mekong drains from the northeast (upper center) to the southwest (lower center). The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, is located along the west bank of the river, a few miles south of the bottom edge of the image. As seen in this image, the torrential rains that come with the wet summer-fall monsoons in this part of southeast Asia taxes the carrying capacity of the Mekong River. The rice fields south of the river reflect a high degree of flooding (numerous light-colored patterns bottom half of the image). The linear, intersecting lines are primarily irrigation canals that crisscross the rice producing landscape. The irregular-shaped, darker landscapes near the main channel of the Mekong are undeveloped, swampy areas, while the angular, dark patterns (upper third) are plantations. STS61A-32-0030 is another image of the Mekong River taken roughly 40 miles (64 km) northeast of this area in Cambodia.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 409k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 32 - 29
Geographical Name: CAMBODIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 12.0N x 105.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 17   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: 8  
Date: 19851031   YYYYMMDD
Time: 033626   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 12.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 106.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 149   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 176   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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