Earth - Gemini 11

Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast on Earth

Earth
Photograph of the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana taken through the open hatch of Gemini 11 in the early morning. Air pollution plumes from smokestacks can be seen in Houston, Texas City, Freeport, and Port Arthur in Texas and Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, and Bogalusa in Louisiana. The plumes in the Houston area, at center, move northeastward at lower levels and then are carried southward by upper level winds. The view is to the northeast. Galveston Bay, at the center of the image, is about 50 km long. (Gemini 11, S66-54560)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1966-09-14 T 13:40
Distance/Range (km): 281
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +29.7,095.2
Orbit(s): 29

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: water, manmade, clouds
Instrument: 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: S66-54560
Other Image ID number: S66-54494 (b&w)
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 66-081A-06A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 14 March 2003, DRW.