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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-86-15 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: MADAGASCAR
Feature: CAPE AMBRE, DIEGO SUAREZ

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  STS056-086-015 Cape d’Ambre, Madagascar April 1993
Cape d’Ambre, the northernmost point of land on Madagascar (the world’s fourth largest island), is easily identified by its arrowhead shape. Diégo-Suarez Bay, the large natural bay along the northeast coast, is considered one of the finest natural harbors in the world. The bay, protected by a narrow inlet that provides shelter from strong Indian Ocean winds is believed to be the result of a submerging coastline or drowned river valley that formed many peninsulas around the bay. The very dark southern area is a small vegetated mountain range with elevations that exceed 4000 feet (1220 meters) above sea level. The area, known as the Ankarana Plateau, is composed of limestone rocks. With an average annual rainfall of 70 inches (180 centimeters), the underlying rocks are susceptible to erosion, thereby producing caves and underground streams—a karst topography. The rugged relief and the dense vegetation have helped protect the region from human intrusion.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 157k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 86 - 15
Geographical Name: MADAGASCAR  
Features: CAPE AMBRE, DIEGO SUAREZ  
Center Lat x Lon: 12.5S x 49.9E
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: 38   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 65  
 
Date: 19930412   YYYYMMDD
Time: 063952   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 12.3S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 47.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 58   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 51   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PENINSULA, ISLAND, FOREST, PLATEAU, MOUNTAIN, CAPE  
Water Views: BAY, ESTUARY  
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