A dust storm blew off the coast of Egypt and over the Mediterranean Sea on October 20, 2007. The same day, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of the storm near the Egypt-Libya border. The dust mimics the color of Egypt’s sandy terrain, thinner plumes running parallel to the thickest plume blowing out of western Egypt. A much thinner plume blows off the coast of Libya.
NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.
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