Dust Storm Over North Africa
acquired February 21, 2017 download large image (10 MB, JPEG, 7560x5040)

On February 21, 2017, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this natural-color image of a large dust plume streaming from North Africa toward Europe and the Atlantic Ocean. Additional images of the storm, acquired on February 22 and February 23, are available.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Adam Voiland.

Instrument(s): 
Suomi NPP - VIIRS

Dust Storm Over North Africa

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