Dust over the Red Sea
acquired May 26, 2011 download large image (1 MB, JPEG, 3000x4000)
acquired May 26, 2011 download GeoTIFF file (15 MB, TIFF, 3000x4000)
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Dust continued to cross the Red Sea in the afternoon of May 26, 2011, as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead. MODIS acquired this natural-color image at 2:00 p.m. Riyadh, or Ar Riyad, time (11:00 UTC).

In this image, the dust almost reaches the eastern shore of the Red Sea. On either side of the dust plume, skies are largely clear.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Michon Scott.

Instrument(s): 
Aqua - MODIS

Dust over the Red Sea

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