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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS037-84-3 Date: Apr. 1991
Geographic Region: ETHIOPIA
Feature: LAKE TANA

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  STS037-084-003 Lake Tana, Ethiopia April 1991
Considered the source of the Blue Nile River, Lake Tana is visible in this spectacular, low-oblique, west-looking photograph. Located in the central highlands of Ethiopia, Lake Tana, the country’s largest lake, covers 1400 square miles (3625 square kilometers). The lake is 47 miles (76 kilometers) long and 44 miles (71 kilometers) wide and sits at an elevation of 6000 feet (1830 meters) above sea level. Lake Tana has become sediment-filled because of many small streams flowing into it and area deforestation. At its southern end, the lake drains into the Blue Nile, which shortly thereafter [6 miles (9 kilometers)] plunges over the Tisisat Falls and turns eastward, then southeastward, into a series of rugged canyons. Near the south-southwest portion of the lake, the small delta of the Abbai River, which rises in the Choke Mountains south of the lake, is seen. The delta has been extending into the lake since the 1940s. The islands of Dega and Dek, near the center of the lake, are sites of former monasteries.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 114k
Mission: STS037  
Roll - Frame: 84 - 3
Geographical Name: ETHIOPIA  
Features: LAKE TANA  
Center Lat x Lon: 12.0N x 37.5E
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: 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: 199104__   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: PLATEAU, UPLAND, HILL  
Water Views: LAKE, SEDIMENT, RIVER, DELTA  
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