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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS61C-33-84 Date: Jan. 1986
Geographic Region: BRAZIL
Feature: MANAUS, AMAZON,R. R. NEGRO


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STS61C-33-84 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil January 1986
Two rivers and an urban area dominate this photograph. The largest city in the Amazon Basin, Manaus (with a 1994 population of 1.7 million), is located at the confluence of the Rio Negro (dark blue) and the Amazon River (lighter because of its high sediment content). The combined river flows eastward into the Atlantic Ocean. Situated approximately 800 miles (1290 kilometers) from the mouth of the Amazon River but accessible to oceangoing ships, Manaus is an important river port. This port city started to flourish in the late 1800s when the rubber boom was at its peak. Rubber, Brazil nuts, lumber, and assorted fruits are exported. In recent years, renewed interest in general development and the discovery of oil and manganese near Manaus have brought new importance to the city. A number of highways (linear, light-colored features), as well as a large commercial airport north of the city, are visible in the rain forest north and south of Manaus. North-south ground transportation is hindered because no bridges cross the Rio Negro or Amazon River. A large, sediment-laden lake (note irregular shoreline) is located east of Manaus between the main channel of the Amazon River and a smaller channel to the south.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 156k
Mission: STS61C  
Roll - Frame: 33 - 84
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Features: MANAUS, AMAZON,R. R. NEGRO  
Center Lat x Lon: 3S x 60W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 30
 
Camera:: HB
 
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:  
 
Date: 198601__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
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: FOREST, BASIN  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE, CHANNEL, SWAMP, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: DEFORESTATION, URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views:  

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