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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS092-713-32 Date: Oct. 2000
Geographic Region: USA-NEW YORK
Feature: PAN-LAKE ONTARIO, SMOG, SUNGLINT

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  The STS-92 Space Shuttle astronauts photographed upstate New York at sunset on October 21, 2000. Water bodies (Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, the Finger Lakes, the St. Lawrence and Niagara Rivers) are highlighted by sunglint (sun reflecting off the water surface), making for a dramatic and unusual regional view.

The photograph was taken looking toward the southwest from southern Canada, and captures a regional smog layer extending across central New York, western Lake Erie and Ohio, and further west. The layer of atmospheric pollution layer is capped by an atmospheric inversion, which is marked by the layer of clouds at the top of the photograph. The astronauts were able to document this smog event from a variety of vantage points as they orbited over the northeastern U.S. and southern Canada.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 75k
Mission: STS092  
Roll - Frame: 713 - 32
Geographical Name: USA-NEW YORK  
Features: PAN-LAKE ONTARIO, SMOG, SUNGLINT  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.5N x 77W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 50
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 156  
 
Date: 20001021   YYYYMMDD
Time: 204237   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 48.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 64.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 248   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 202   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 5   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: LAKE, SUNGLINT  
Atmosphere Views: SMOG  
Man Made Views: POLLUTION  
City Views:  
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