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Photo ID: STS043-605-068
Though much of southern Florida is covered by clouds, the Florida Everglades and Keys (25.0N, 82.0W) remain relatively clear in this nearly vertical view. The view covers the Gulf of Mexico port city of Ft. Myers, and Lake Okeechobee, at the top of the scene, in the north, The Everglades, in the center and the entire Florida Key Chain at the bottom. Even with the many popcorn clouds, ground detail and the city of Miami is easily discerned.

Photo ID: STS058-107-046
Clouds are seen across central Florida in this photograph which includes the Florida Peninsula, Andros Island of the northern Bahamas and Cuba (lower left). The light blue, shallow bank of the Bahamas contrast with the deeper blue waters of the Florida strait. The city of Miami is obscured by clouds, but one can see the Florida Keys stretching off to the left. Much of the rest of the southeast coast is barely visible under haze.

Photo ID: STS030-84-066
The Florida Peninsula (27.0N, 81.0W) is neatly bracketed between the Earth Limb across the Gulf of Mexico and the Bahama Banks in the foreground. Geographic relationships of Cape Canaveral, Lake Okeechobe, the Miami urban complex and the shallow waters of Florida Bay and the Florida Keys are displayed in a single well composed photo.

Photo ID: STS052-153-101
This oblique view documents conditions in South Florida (27.0N, 81.0W) in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew that severly mauled south Florida on 24 Aug 92, battering Dade County with a 16.9 ft. storm surge and wind gusts of up to 169 mph. An additional feature is the band of haze running across the central portion of the state The band of air pollution has been drawn from the north by a weak cold front and was focused along the east/west axis of the front.

Photo ID: STS031-77-087
This decaying thunderstorm, seen as the trailing edge of a cloud mass over the Gulf of Mexico and approaching Florida, Bahamas and Cuba (24.0N, 81.0W) has lost much of its force but still dropped a considerable amount of rainfall over most of Cuba and Florida. The storm, remnants of the same front described in scene STS031-77-078, is seen as a thin front stretching northwest to southeast over the Gulf of Mexico just west of Florida.

Photo ID: STS050-81-027
Most of south Florida and the space shuttle payload bay (27.0N, 81.0W) can be seen in this view. The first United States Microgravity Laboratory (USML-1) module is pictured in the payload bay of the earth-orbiting Columbia in this scene over the southern two-thirds of the Florida peninsula. The Kennedy Space Center, where the mission began, can be seen just above Columbia's starboard wing.

Photo ID: STS045-78-016
This view is of the Bahamas and Florida (26.5N, 80.0W) looking westward into the sunglint of the setting sun. The Bahama Banks are in the foreground; from left to right, Andros Island (the largest), the Berry Islands and Grand Bahama Island are surrounded by the shallow limestone banks. Bimini is the two small islands between Florida and the Bahamas. The western tip of Cuba is at the edge of the scene.

Photo ID: STS044-80-099
In this view of the Florida peninsula and the Bahamas (28.5N, 80.0W), the Bahamas are easily identified from orbit because of the vivid blue colors of the shallow Bahama Banks and dark blues of the ocean depths. The Florida peninsula is completely silhoutted by cumulus clouds except for the cloud hole over Lake Okeechobee. The rest of the U.S. Gulf Coast and eastern seaboard is completely obscured by the clouds of an approaching winter front.

Photo ID: STS031-78-000C
The Gulf coast and the Florida peninsula (30.0N, 81.5W) seen in sunglint. The lakes of central Florida are highlighted in reflected light in this scene. The view extends up along the Georgia and South Carolina Coast and clouds cast shadows in the sunglint. The sunglint off the east coast also highlights shears in the Atlantic related to the Gulf Stream. To the south, Andros Island and the Grand Bahama Bank are visible.

Photo ID: STS046-86-064
This unique photo offers a view of the Florida peninsula, western Bahamas, north central Cuba and the deep blue waters of the Gulf Stream, that hugs the east coast of Florida (27.0N, 82.0W). In addition to being an excellent photograph for showing the geographical relationships between the variety of landforms in this scene, the typical effect of the land-sea breeze is very much in evidence as few clouds over water, cumulus build up over landmass.

Photo ID: STS51C-44-026
Almost the entire state of Florida, USA (28.0N, 81.5W) can be seen in this single view from space. The large urban area on the SE coast is the greater Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach complex. Half way up the coast is the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral where the space shuttle lifts off into space. Even at this great distance, the huge Vehicle Assembly Building, causeway and launch areas can still be easily seen.
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