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Dust Storm over Morocco

Dust Storm over Morocco

A number of thick plumes of Saharan Desert dust (light brown pixels) were blowing from Morocco toward the northwest over the Canary Islands off Africa’s northwest coast. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite on March 12, 2003.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC