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Dust Storm over Eastern Mediterranean

Dust Storm over Eastern Mediterranean

A large plume of Saharan Desert dust (tan pixels) was blowing over Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean on May 10, 2003. This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC