A dust storm swept across the Sahara Desert on May 10, 2006, moving dust across Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard the Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the dust appears as a pale beige plume that sweeps westward over the desert. White clouds dot the skies around the fringes of the storm.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
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