Earth - Gemini 10

The Orinoco and Essequibo rivers in South America on Earth

Gemini 10 photograph of the Orinoco and Essequibo rivers in South America. The mouth of the Orinoco is at the left and the Essequibo near the center. The rivers flow out of the dense rain forests of Venezuela and Guyana, respectively, and pout large amounts of silt and mud into the Atlantic. The morning sun heating the forest produced the complex patterns of cumulus clouds. (Gemini 10, S66-46054)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1966-07-21 T 12:57
Distance/Range (km): 363
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): 39

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: water, jungle
Instrument: Hasselblad SWC 70-mm camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): N/A
Instrument Field of View (deg): N/A
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: S66-46054
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 66-066A-02A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: S66-46101 (b&w)

Updated 13 March 2003, DRW.