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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS030-151-62 Date: May 1989
Geographic Region: MYANMAR (BURMA)
Feature: CHINDWIN/IRRAWADDY RIV.

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  STS030-151-062 Irrawaddy River, Mandalay, Burma May 1989
The generally south flowing Irrawaddy River can be seen in this south-looking view. The Irrawaddy, the major river of Burma (Myanmar) is 1300 miles (2039 km) long. Rising in the mountains of northern Burma, the Irrawaddy River is surrounded on three sides, north, east, and west, by mountains that gives the valley the appearance of a giant horseshoe. The Irrawaddy River Valley, estimated by geologists to be nearly 45 million years old, is home to a majority of Burma’s population. The valley is used extensively agricultural. Just to the left of the center of the image, the Chindwin River joins the Irrawaddy at the port city of Myingyan. The Chindwin River rises in the Kumon Range in northern Burma and is the chief tributary of the Irrawaddy. Mandalay is a trade center with railroad and steamer connections, and is located where the Irrawaddy makes a severe course change (lower left quadrant). It is the center for Burmese Buddhism. Clouds cover the mountain ranges to the east (bottom) and west (top) of the broad valley.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 335k
Mission: STS030  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 62
Geographical Name: MYANMAR (BURMA)  
Features: CHINDWIN/IRRAWADDY RIV.  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.0N x 94.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 40
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: 11   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 23  
 
Date: 19890506   YYYYMMDD
Time: 035510   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 94.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 97   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 177   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 64   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
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