NASA Photo ID: S73-35079           File Name: 10076280.jpg
Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 08/15/73
Title: View of the Caribbean coast of Venezuela
Description:
A near vertical view of the Caribbean coast of Venezuela is seen in this 
Skylab 3 Earth Resources Experiment Package S190-B (five-inch earth terrain 
camera) photograph taken from the Skylab space station in Earth orbit. The 
large body of water is the Golfo de Venezuela; and the major land mass is
the  Peninsula de Paraguana. The view is looking northward from the mouth
of the  Golfete de Coro and Punta Cardon to Punta Macolia. The peninsula is
connected  to the Venezuelan mainland by the narrow strip of land in the
most easterly  corner of the picture. The dry, arid climate of the
peninsula is indicated by  sparse vegetation and the abundance of sand
dunes. The highest point is about  2,700 feet above the sea and is the
conspicuous black spot. Old raised  shorelines features appear as streaks
parallel to the Golfete de Coro. Water  of the Golfete de Coro is red from
the high sediment content. The streaks in  the water off the peninsula is
apparently an effect of wind which is blowing  sand and water off-shore.        

Subject terms:
COASTS                                  
EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY                    
OCEANS                                  
ONBOARD ACTIVITIES                      
PENINSULAS                              
SKYLAB 3                                
SKYLAB PROGRAM                          
SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS                  
VENEZUELA                               

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