Central Valley STS040-609-38



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View from Space Shuttle Columbia, mission STS-040, June 1991.

Central Valley, California, June 1991

This low-oblique, southeast-looking, synoptic photograph captures the great Central Valley of California. Composed of the Sacramento Valley to the north and the San Joaquin Valley (not pictured in this image) to the south, the Central Valley of California is one of the richest agricultural areas in the United States. Visible to the east are the forested slopes and snow-covered higher peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and light blue Lake Tahoe. West of the Central Valley, the Coast Range traverses north-south, and the San Francisco Bay Area is discernible among scattered clouds.

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Last Update: 06/17/2002

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