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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS61C-36-29 Date: Jan. 1986
Geographic Region: VENEZUELA

STS61C-36-0029 Orinoco, Meta Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela January 1986
The Orinoco, South America's second longest river extends from right to left across this southeast-looking view. With its headwaters not located until the early 1950's, the river now is estimated to be between 1500 and 1700 miles (2415 to 2735 km) long, making it the eighth longest river in the world. In this scene, the Orinoco skirts the heavily forested Paraguaza Range (upper portion of the image) of the western Guiana Highlands. Entering the scene near the bottom center, the Meta River joins the Orinoco just to the left of center of the image and forms part of the border between Colombia (right or south of the river) and Venezuela (left or north of the river). The small-meandering Bita River is also visible just to the south (right) of the Meta River. A large smoke plume is noticeable to the south (right) of the Bita River.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 356k
Mission: STS61C  
Roll - Frame: 36 - 29
Geographical Name: VENEZUELA  
Center Lat x Lon: 6.0N x 67.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 45   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 50  
Date: 19860115   YYYYMMDD
Time: 143818   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 8.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 69.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 132   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 181   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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