Massive Sandstorm in Qatar
acquired February 15, 2004 download large image (740 KB, JPEG, 1000x749)

This striking photograph shows a massive sandstorm sweeping over the Persian Gulf state of Qatar as it races southward toward southeastern Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on February 15, 2004. A major upper-level, low-pressure system over southwestern Asia led to a series of storms sweeping through the area. The crew of the International Space Station acquired this image with a digital camera using a 50-mm lens.

Astronaut photograph ISS008-E-16355 was provided by the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth at NASA Johnson Space Center.

Instrument(s): 
ISS - Digital Camera

Massive Sandstorm in Qatar

February 26, 2004
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