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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS055-93-38 Date: May 1993
Geographic Region: TANZANIA
Feature: LAKE EYASI, VERY SHALLOW

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  STS055-093-038 Lake Eyasi, Tanzania May 1993
Lake Eyasi, located south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater, is one of several lakes on the floor of the East African Rift Valley. The southwest flank of Ngorongoro Volcano drains into the northeast end of the lake. Although the southwestern quarter of the lake is not included in this photograph, the lake is generally rectangular, except the indented southeast side, which appears to be shallower because sediment has filled in the shore. Most of the former shoreline can be identified by the color change around the fairly steep embanked perimeter of the lake. Seasonal water level fluctuations in the lake are dramatic, perhaps indicating that Lake Eyasi is relatively shallow even during periods of maximum water levels. This photograph shows some dark water in the northeast part of the lake; however, recent Space Shuttle photographs have shown Eyasi to be almost devoid of water.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 119k
Mission: STS055  
Roll - Frame: 93 - 38
Geographical Name: TANZANIA  
Features: LAKE EYASI, VERY SHALLOW  
Center Lat x Lon: 3.5S x 35.0E
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: 19   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 109  
 
Date: 19930503   YYYYMMDD
Time: 095140   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 2.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 34.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 351   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 71   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VALLEY, BASIN, ESCARPMENT, PLATEAU, FAULT  
Water Views: LAKE, SEDIMENT, RIVER  
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