Dust Above the Red Sea
acquired June 27, 2017 download large image (4 MB, JPEG, 3600x2800)
acquired June 27, 2017 download GeoTIFF file (12 MB, TIFF, 3600x2800)

On June 27, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of a dust plume blowing over the Red Sea. Fine sediment in this area frequently lofts into the air and above the water.

  1. References

  2. NASA Earth Observatory (2013, August 1) A Persistent Plume over the Red Sea.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Pola Lem.

Instrument(s): 
Aqua - MODIS

Dust Above the Red Sea

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