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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS61C-40-96 Date: Jan. 1986
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

STS61C-40-0096 Rio Paraiba do Sul, Brazil January 1986
The sediment-laden Rio Paraiba do Sul is observed as it flows eastward and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The delta and floodplain created by this river provide ample pastureland for raising cattle on the open savanna along the coast. The faint outline of Campos, a city of nearly 500 000 people, can be seen along the Rio Paraiba do Sul 35 miles (55 kilometers) from the river's mouth. Campos is the hub of both the cattle industry and an agricultural region known for its sugar production. In colonial times, Campos was one of the major gateways to the interior of Brazil. One of the most striking features in this nearly vertical photograph is the numerous striated beach terraces that generally parallel the coastline. The curving coastline near the southern edge of the photograph is Cabo de Sao Tome; the murky, grayish feature in the southwest corner of the photograph is part of Lake Feia.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 106k
Mission: STS61C  
Roll - Frame: 40 - 96
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 21.5S x 41W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 5  
Date: 19860112   YYYYMMDD
Time: 183934   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 40.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 259   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 176   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 37   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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